Try a Torrontés wine if you like Gewürztraminer.
Overview of the Torrontés wine varietal
Torrontés is a fruit forward wine with medium acidity and light body. Very aromatic.
Why we like the Torrontés varietal, grape and wine
- It’s Argentina’s signature white grape variety, but it’s relatively unknown. We like too root for the underdog — especially when it’s this delicious.
How to pronounce Torrontés:
Flavours and aromas of Torrontés wines
- Fruit: citrus, asian pear and stone fruit (esp peaches)
- Floral: rose, jasmine, geranium
- Herbal/Vegetal: fennel
- Other: mineral, saline
Foods that go well with Torrontés wine – varietal pairings
- Spicy food
- Seafood and shellfish
- Roasted Turkey and Chicken
- Jasmine or coconut rice
Where are Torrontés grapes grown?
Old World Torrontés Regions
- No significant / known plantings in the Old World
New World Torrontés Regions
Interesting facts about Torrontés wine
You may see the odd white wine from Spain labelled “Torrontés” which has no relation to this grape. It’s likely the Terrentez grape. Yeah, wine can be confusing!
Other names for the Torrontés varietal include
Moscatel de Austria, Torontel
Our favourite finds for Torrontés wine
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