15 Mar 2017

A new take on Argentina's Signature White Varietal

A new take on Argentina's Signature White Varietal

Having had the opportunity to try numerous examples of Argentina's signature white grape, Torrontés, one of the most intriguing has come from Susana Balbo.

Susana Balbo knows a thing about Torrontés having been Mendoza’s first female winemaker and specializing in Torrontés way before most people had heard of what is Argentina’s signature white wine. More recently she has been at the forefront of helping bring attention to this unique varietal when she introduced her Crios label a number of years ago. Doing some experimentation she felt that Torrontés could use some polishing up, in a very minimalist way, with some light oak treatment. The end result is the Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés, a wine with the gorgeous aromatics the varietal is known for and a light, creamy texture, from three months aging in used French oak, that really sets it apart from almost all others you will try.

Now into its third vintage, the 2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés, is a beauty. Scores from both the Wine Advocate - 93 points and Vinous - 91 points, respectively, speak of its exceptional quality. We are offering the uniquely Argentine white, the 2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés, for $21.99 a bottle and $19.79 on a six bottle or more purchase. If you are looking for something a little different that is seriously good and unusual, then this might just be the wine for you.

Posted by Gregg 00:00:00

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