Susana Balbo Signature Brioso White Blend
Uco Valley, Mendoza
Fish, rabbit, Asian food and hot sauces.
2016 Blend is 34% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillón, 33% Torrontés
Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon: 6h maceration with dry ice in the press (previous to the pressing), pressing, stripping during 36 hours and racking to the concrete eggs. Fermentation with wild yeasts. Torrontes: pressing without maceration. Selected yeasts. Fermentation in stainless steel tank. Once the alcoholic fermentation is over, conservation over lees during a month to improve the mouthfeel. Final blending and racking to barrels (batonage once a month).
Alcohol: 12.9% Acidity: 6.6% Oak Aging: 4 months in 60% first use French oak barrels and 40% second use
Finca La Delfina, Altamira (Uco Valley) Hand picked and destemmed. Elevation: 1,050 meters (3,445 feet)