Susana Balbo Signature Malbec (750ml)
Susana Balbo comes from a family of vignerons. In 1981 Susana received her degree in enology, and became the first woman in Argentina to do so. Her career started in Cafayate, Salta province at Michel Torino winery where she was in charge of developing and stylizing the Torrontes varietal. Afterwards she worked at many well-regarded wineries such as Martins and Catena Zapata. In 2012, she was recognized as one of the “Most influential women wine-makers” by The Drink Business magazine. Later, in 2015, she was awarded by the same magazine as “Woman of the year”. Recently in 2018, the magazine recognized her again by including her in the list of “The 10 most influential women in the wine world”.
The 8% Cabernet Franc that makes up this blend brings length and freshness to the density of Malbec. This is a concentrated Malbec, that also displays lots elegance and brightness on the palate thanks. Inky with layers of blackberry and licorice, fragrant oak and impressive balance of fruit and fine grained tannins, fresh acidity and minerality. This polished red wine is drinking well now but has all the structure and fruit to develop further in bottle.
Grapes grown in Finca La Delfina, Altamira, Valle de Uco, at an average elevation of 1,050 m. (3,445 ft). Fermented with selected yeasts at a maximum temperature of 28°C. Total maceration time was 35 days with lees stirring. Aged for 13 months in 30% new French oak barrels and 70% second-use French oak barrels.