Torrontes Sanjuanino

Definition - What does Torrontes Sanjuanino mean?

A variety of Torrontés, Torrontés Sanjuanino is a white wine grape variety native to Argentina. Well known for its flavors and aromas of rose, apricot, peach, melon and honey, Torrontés Sanjuanino is a cross between the Criolla Chica and Muscat of Alexandria grapes. Wines made with Torrontés Sanjuanino are characterized by their minerality and refreshing citrus-like acidity.

WineFrog explains Torrontes Sanjuanino

One of three varieties of Torrontes, Torrontes Sanjuanino is grown primarily in Argentina and is considered to balance both flavor and sweetness very well to produce exceptionally well valued wines.

This Argentinian native grows very well in the dry, high altitude vineyards of the San Juan region. The vine produces thick-skinned large grapes that ripen early, and the grapes produce wines with high alcohol and a well developed acidity that make them popular drinking wines. Meant to be drunk within a year or 2 of harvest, the wines are not aged in oak and have refreshing and light stone fruit flavors along with a keen minerality.

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