Torontés

Torrontes {Tor RON taze} is a white wine grape variety, which originally comes from the region of Galicia, Spain. This grape is most known in Argentina, and has three varieties: Torrontes Riojano, Torrontes Sanjuanino and Torrontes Mendocino. The grape with the highest quality is Torrontes Riojano, it is used for most of the wines made in Argentina. Torrontes aromas include peach, grape, spice and flora. The flavors most exalted are peach, lychee, grape, flora and spicy.  The wine body is light with crisp acidity, all this characteristics makes it one of the most popular wines made in Argentina. Other areas known to produce this grape are Chile, Spain, Uruguay, and USA. In Chile this grapes are famous for their popular Chilean drink named Pisco, a type of brandy. 

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Famatina Valley

Pircas Negras produces a line of single varietal wines, including Malbec and Torrontes, the staples of Argentina, along side Cabernet Sauvignon and a true Barbera (many Argentinian wines labelled Barbera are actually Bonarda).

 

Torontés

Color of grape White
Species Vitis Vinifera
Torontés Synonyms Torrontés Riojano, Torrontés Sanjuanino
Origin Galicia, Spain
Most common in Argentina
Phonetic pronunciation Tor RON taze

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