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:

tor-ron-TEHZ


 

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
  • Cilantro

 

Where are Torrontés grapes grown?

Old World Torrontés Regions

  • No significant / known plantings in the Old World

New World Torrontés Regions

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Bolivia

 

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

Susan Balbo Crios Torrontés

Altas Cumbres 2017 Torrontés

 

Dig Deeper: Learn More About Old World vs New World Wines

Like Torrontés? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Muscat or Malvasia.