Torrontés Riojano

Torrontés Riojano, mostly referred to as Torrontes is a white grape variety originating from La Rioja region of Argentina. It is a light-bodied and aromatic white wine, full of floral and citrusy notes with a zesty acidity. While it is often overlooked in favour of other Argentine varietals, it has quickly become a favorite among those looking for an interesting white wine.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Torrontés Riojano has a yellow-golden colour with a greenish hue, and its aromas are intense and complex. On the nose, it is fragrant with notes of rose and jasmine, as well as a hint of lychee and passionfruit. On the palate, the Torrontés Riojano has a crisp acidity, with a medium body and a long finish. The wine has a vibrant lemon and lime zest character with intense flavours of lychee rose and passion fruit.

Fresh Torrontés Riojano grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Torrontés Riojano is traditionally grown in the La Rioja region of Argentina, located in the north-western part of the country. The climate in the region is continental, with mild temperatures and low rainfall. The vineyards are usually planted on slopes, at high altitudes, which helps to produce wines with intense aromas and flavors. Due to its high populatiry it has spread around the country, and is now grown widely in Mendoza and Salta regions. Torrontés Riojano is a hardy grape variety, and it is able to withstand the extreme temperatures of the region. The grapes are usually harvested early in the season and the wine is made in a dry style, with a low alcohol content. The fermentation process is usually done in stainless steel tanks, and the wine is then aged in oak barrels for a short period of time. Throughout Argentina, Torrontés Riojano is usually vinified in a dry, medium-bodied style with a crisp acidity. The wine can also be made in a semi-sweet style, with a more intense floral character. Torrontés Riojano is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It is especially good with seafood, as well as spicy dishes like Indian curries. The wine can also be enjoyed with cheese, charcuterie, and fruit-based desserts.

Foods to pair with Torrontés Riojano:

Asian food
Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Torrontés Riojano
Torrontés Riojano is an offspring of Muscat of Alexandria.

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