Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec

Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cloves, cinnamon, tobacco and black cherries. On the palate, layers of ripe red fruits are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise, leading to an amazingly long finish.

It is a delicious wine with chocolate or coffee cakes, brownies, cheesecake, truffles or red fruit based cake.

Destemmed and fermented in small tank. Selected yeast. Pumping overs and delestages three times a day. Max. temp. 31°C. Time of contact with skin 35 days. Conservation over lees (Distinctive Maceration). Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 11.5%; acidity 5.45 g/L.

Grapes grown in Alto Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) at an average elevation of 1,000 m.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cloves, cinnamon, tobacco and black cherries. On the palate, layers of ripe red fruits are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise, leading to an amazingly long finish.

It is a delicious wine with chocolate cakes, brownies or red fruit based cake.

Destemmed and fermentated in small tank. Selected yeast. Pumping overs and delestages three times a day. Max. temp. 31°C. Time of contact with skin 35 days. Conservation over lees (Distinctive Maceration). Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14%; acidity 6.4 g/L.

Grapes grown in Alto Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) at an average elevation of 1,000 m.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cloves, cinnamon, tobacco and black cherries. On the palate, layers of ripe red fruits are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise, leading to an amazingly long finish.

A delicious wine with chocolate cakes, brownies or red fruit-based cake.

Destemmed and fermented in small tank. Selected yeast. Pump-overs and delestage three times a day. Max. temp. 31°C. Time of contact with skin 35 days. Conservation over lees. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14%; acidity 6.4 g/L.

Grapes grown in Alto Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) at an average elevation of 1,000 m.

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2011 Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec
Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, April 2014

"The 2011 Signature Late Harvest Malbec is produced because at one point Susana went crazy about a late harvested Garnacha so she decided to do this with Malbec from Agrelo, left on the vine until the first freezing and fermented in barrel where the wine aged for two years. It has 80 grams residual sugar and 14% alcohol. It has notes of raisins, figs and dates, baked apples and cinnamon. The palate is medium-bodied, with good balance between sugar, acidity and alcohol, good persistence and freshness. It should work well with hard cheeses. Susana serves it with figs stuffed with blue cheese, and perhaps chocolate. I should try the combination next time. Drink now-2018."

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