Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés

Uco Valley, Mendoza

Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of white pear, white flowers and ripe peach. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip. Plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry.

Delicate flavors such as fish and shellfish. Spicy and aromatic Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine also go very well with this variety

Hand picked, destemmed, Cooled at 6° C. Macerated with dry ice for 6 hours, low pressed. 100% Fermented in new French oak. Aged for 4 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Torrontés. Alcohol 13.5%; acidity 6.8 g/L.

Grapes grown at Finca La Delfina in Altamira, Uco Valley, at an elevation of 1,150 m.

Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of white pear, white flowers and ripe peach. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavours that keep you coming back for another sip. Plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavours. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry.

Smoked meats, medium cheeses, fish, crab, sushi.

Hand picked, destemmed, Cooled at 6° C. Macerated with dry ice for 6 hours, low pressed. 100% Fermented in new French oak. Aged for 3 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Torrontés. Alcohol 13.5%; acidity 6.6 g/L.

Grapes grown at Finca La Delfina in Altamira, Uco Valley, at an elevation of 1,150 m.

88

points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, May 2015

"A unique rendition of the variety, this is smoky and charred to the max, with nothing else escaping from the bouquet. In the mouth, the acidity is ripping and tight, creating purity and elegance. Super smoky, toasty flavors of green apple and citrus fruits finish woody in flavor but chiseled in feel. Drink through 2017."

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91

points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, February 2015

"Bright silver-yellow. Lemon, lime, honey and vanilla on the nose, complicated by a musky leesy quality and a chalky nuance. Ripe and glyceral in the mouth, with harmonious acidity framing the complex flavors of peach, citrus fruits and lees. Only 25% of this pliant, layered Torrontés went through malolactic fermentation. Susana Balbo describes this as Torrontés Riojano (the best clone of this variety) in its purest expression, noting that the plantings came from Cafayate."

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2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés Bottle

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés Label

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés Sales Sheet

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2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés Tasting Notes

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