Regional Varieties: Albariño Aligoté Amigne Arneis Chasselas Colombard Cortese Fiano Grechetto Grenache Blanc Malvasia Istriana Marsanne Muscadelle Muscat of Alexandria Ortega Palomino Parellada Petite Arvine Prosecco Rieslaner Roussanne Savagnin Scheurebe Seyval Blanc Tocai Friulano Torrontés Vermentino Welschriesling
Torrontés is the main white grape of Argentina. Spain also grows a Torrontés grape which may or may not be related to the Argentinian variety. There are three subvarieties of Torrontés: Torrontés Riojano, Torrontés Sanjuanino, and Torrontés Mendocino. Full of peach and apricot flavors, light and smooth Torrontés wines are enjoyable.
Torrontés requires very dry climates, and as a result Argentina is the primary grower of this family of grapes. High-altitude plantings have led to quality wines from a select few estates. Chile also grows the grape, but climate differences encourage most winemakers to channel those grapes into the production of Pisco, the Chilean brandy.