The White Wine of Argentina


The Torrontes grape produces the characteristic white wine of Argentina.






    New bunch,  in October 




The Torrontes grape is cultivated in the Argentine provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, San Juan and Rio Negro. The Torrontes wine made from this white grape is considered the best of its kind in the entire world.

                                                            The bunches of grapes on the Torrontes vine are medium sized although in some regions they may be larger. 

The grapes are round, medium sized, usually of a yellowish green colour, sometimes more golden. 










The leaves of the vine are dark green and pentagon-shaped.  





The green of the vines with their golden and yellow fruits are a wonderful sight against the breathtaking background of  the mountainous regions where the Torrontes vines are cultivated. 



The wines made from the Torrontes grape have been, for many years, the visiting-card of the Argentine Wine  Producers and have received many international awards. 

As it has progressed in the international market, it has become the emblematic white wine of Argentina. 

Torrontes is the most distinctive of all Argentine wines, including both white and red, because Argentina is the only country to produce it. It is considered a wholly Argentine variety. 

Tasting Notes/Food Pairing Suggestions 

"Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the 
palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip 
and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this wine 
has to be tasted to be believed. Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, 
mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood. Great partner for spicy food and Thai as well."


                                                                      An special message:

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:56:30 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: your wine is amazing!

Dear Omar Barberis,

I recently was asking the woman who works at an (...) store in (...), Arizona. I'm a Canadian living in the USA 
and they do not have the same guidelines for wine here as they do in Canada, such as a review with wines, the 
dryness/sweetness... etc. 

Lately though, I've been tired of Chardonay... and well when I asked this one woman at the grocery store 
mentioned, if there were any alternatives to Chardonay's.. she said well what do you like I told her that Australia, 
Chile and Canada had my favourite wines, being oak flavoured and all. She then asked me what I was serving it 
with, I told her sea bass. She right away took me to your wine, Torrontes. 

When I got home, I cooked the seabass and mango dinner for my husband, and we had the wine. His words 
about the wine was that it was fit for a king! He's right and his 'queen' (me) agrees 100% that this wine is devine 
enough for kings and queens. 

Just saying thank you. Maybe someday when we travel to South America, we can stop by Argentina to visit your 

Thank you sincerely,

Mrs. D. C.

Please ask for all the information you would like to have about Torrontes wine: 

Omar Barberis

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