Susana Balbo Signature Malbec

Many Malbec associate with powerful, robust and sweet-fruited red wines, but Susana Balbo chooses instead to emphasize the elegant fruity and minerality of the grape variety. Made with purchased grapes from Altamira, this impressive, limestone-influenced Malbec contains 5% Petit Verdot. It’s a scented, well balanced expression of the grape with bright acidity, crunchy blackberry fruit, well integrated oak and filigree tannins. More evidence of the change of style here.

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VARIETALS
95% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2016

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%
Total acidity 5.6 g/l

APPEARANCE
Beautiful deep violet color.

NOSE
Balanced and well-structured wine with flavors of raspberry, dark plum and currant that feature plenty of refined savory accents.

PALATE
Hints of mineral and smoke appear on its elegant, velvety and long finish.
Well integrated oak and filigree tannins.

AGEING
13 months in 80% new French oak barrels and 20% second use French oak barrels.

PAIRING 
Beef, pork, game meats, cream-based sauces.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now through 2020.

RATINGS

95pts

94pts 

93pts 

92pts 

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