Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2017 | 94 points of Opulence for $20!
Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2017 presents a beautiful deep violet color. With exploding aromas of blackberries, blueberries and black cherries. It is a wonderfully floral, pure expression of Uco Valley. While on the palate delivering enticing flavors of plum, berries, with bright acidity and a lick of chalk. Well-integrated oak and filigree tannins. Its finish is elegant, velvety, and long.
94TA | Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2017 is a subtle, scented, beautifully defined blend of Malbec with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Mineral and fresh, with understated oak and bags of blueberry and black cherry fruit.
92RP | There are some spicy and smoky aromas in the Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2017, which matured in oak barrels, 30% of them new, the rest second use, for 13 months. It comes from Altamira and has some 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are notes of ripe berries, blackberries, and a touch of toast. It has flavors of creamy oak, herbs, and ripe fruit.
Malbec from Mendoza
While far from major consumption and industrial centers of the world. Add large tracts of fertile land with the most diverse climates. Mendoza is a province located on the west side of the country, and a big part of its territory is occupied by mountains.
Being situated at the foothills of The Andes Range is the main advantage of the quality of our wines. During the winter, these high mountains accumulate the ice of the purest water which will slowly melt during the spring and summer months to provide a unique source for the development of our vineyards…
Drink Business Magazine Woman of the Year: Susana Balbo
Born into a traditional family, Susana reneged of her fate since she was young by applying to study nuclear physics in Bariloche. While, being this a very unconventional choice for the time, her parents refused to let her leave Mendoza. Yet, from that point, Susana decided to follow the family business (viticulture) professionally, thus challenging the contemporary social beliefs, because at that time no women had graduated as a winemaker.
So, in 1981 Susana received her degree in enology and became the first woman in Argentina to do so. Since her career started in Cafayate, Salta province at Michel Torino winery where she was in charge of developing and stylizing the Torrontes varietal. Afterward, she worked at many well-regarded wineries such as Martins and Catena Zapata.
Most notably, in 2012, recognizing Susana Balbo as one of the “Most influential women wine-makers” by The Drink Business magazine. Recently, in 2015, she was awarded by the same magazine as “Woman of the year”.