Wine By Grape Variety | Torrontés
Torrontés is a white wine grape variety native to Argentina where it produces fresh, aromatic wines with moderate acidity, smooth texture and mouthfeel as well as distinctive peach and apricot aromas on the nose. There are three Torrontés varieties existing in Argentina: Torrontés Riojano, the most common, Torrontés Sanjuanino, and Torrontés Mendocino. It is primarily Torrontés Riojano that has received worldwide acclaim for the quality of its wines, and is the variety used for most Argentine wines simply labeled Torrontés.
The Salta region in northwest Argentina is particularly noted for its Torrontés as the grape thrives in cold, dry and windswept conditions.