Torrontés

Argentina's Special White Wine

Torrontés undoubtedly Argentina's white wine with the most potential to build a loyal following around the world. It is widely planted, and the three varieties of Torrontés found in Argentina (Torrontés Riojano, Torrontés Sanjuanino and Torrontés Mendocino) take their names from the provinces they are most associated with.

 

Torrontés Riojano is the most common and highest quality and is especially well adapted to the high, sandy slopes of the Cafayate in the northerly Salta province, thriving at altitudes well over 1,600m above sea level. This is also true in another cool climate region, the Uco Valley, Mendoza, particuarly iupcoming Tupungato.