Argentina White Wines

White wine lovers deserve to know about Argentina's unique variety, Torrontés. But what other Argentina white wines should you taste?

Try Torrontés Wine

For those looking to explore Argentina white wines, Torrontés is the first stop on your journey.

Torrontés is an Argentine white wine unique to the country. This aromatic white ranges in aromas from deeply floral and sweet, to lean and citrusy depending on where it grows.

What's interesting about Torrontés is there isn't just one variety. There are three varieties: Torrontés Riojano, Torrontés Sanjuanino, and Torrontés Mendocino. Experts consider Torrontés Riojano to be the finest of the bunch, producing the most elegant wines.

Next Stop: Argentina Chardonnay

The next most prolific white wine in Argentina is Chardonnay. You'll find it planted in cooler spots at higher altitudes where it ripens properly.

Argentinian Chardonnay typically delivers ripe pear and apple notes. The wines are rich and smooth on the palate. They're often produced with oak aging to add creamy vanilla notes.

In fact, if you find a Argentina Chardonnay labeled "Reserva" it means it was aged at least 6 months in oak.

Other Argentina White Wine Finds

While Chardonnay and Torrontés make up the majority of what gets exported outside of Argentina, there are some other white wines you deserve to know about. If you get a chance to travel to Buenos Aires, you'll find these:

Chenin Blanc – sometimes sweet smelling, but usually dry to taste, Chenin Blanc grows very well in Argentina's wine climate.

Sauvignon Blanc – The regions of Salta, Patagonia, and Atlantic offer some compelling wines made with this world-class grape.

Sémillon – This grape is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc to add body and richness. This would be a special find.