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Torrontés Barrel Fermented
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Torrontés Barrel Fermented

Valle del Uco, Susana Balbo Wines, 2016

750 ml
Grape variety: Torrontés
Producer: Susana Balbo Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
Other vintages:
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Article nr. 17018716
Grape variety: Torrontés
Producer: Susana Balbo Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
Other vintages:

Description

Pale gold with bright reflections. On the nose, this wine seduces because of its hints of white pear, white flowers and ripe peach. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavours. Plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavours. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry

Attributes

Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
Grape variety: Torrontés
Maturity: 2 to 5 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Apéro pastries, Apéro riche, Hot Asian dishes, Latin American dishes, Grilled fish, Giant crevettes, grilled langoustines
Vinification: fermentation in wooden barrel, fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing, fermentation at low temperatures
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in new barriques
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 4 months
Volume: 13.0 %
Countries

Argentina

Where nostalgia tangoes with innovation

Snow-covered Andean peaks and salt lakes, deserts, rugged mountain villages, elegant colonial cities, vibrant metropolises, red canyons and green valleys – Argentinian has them all. And, of course, excellent wine. Argentina is named after the Latin word for silver, “Argentum,” because of the treasures expected to be found there. Among others, homesick colonialists and Catholic priests had a hand in cultivating these liquid treasures, and today there are approximately 220,000 hectares of vineyards.

Regions

Mendoza

Mendoza: Malbec and more

Whenever someone talks about Argentinian wine, they generally mean wines from Mendoza. Roughly 60 percent of all Argentine wines are produced around the metropolis of the same name. In particular, Malbec, a red wine variety originating from southwestern France, has found a new home here, providing focused, well-structured wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay also thrive. The best wines result from high elevations, in the foothills of the Andes

Producers

Susana Balbo Wines

The mighty Aconcagua watches over the plain of Mendoza, 1000 kilometres from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. A barren, semi-arid land where Jesuits and Franciscans, after the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, discovered favourable natural conditions for viticulture.

At 1000 to 3000 meters above sea level lies this oldest and most important wine region of the country. The village of Agrelo, near Luján de Cuyo, is home to the bodega founded by Susana Balbo in 1999. She is a woman with an impressive career. In 1981, she became the first woman in Argentina to successfully complete her degree in œnology. In 2015, Drinks Business magazine named her “Woman of the Year”. In 2018, she was recognised as one of the ten most influential women in the international wine trade. She also presided over the national marketing organisation Wines of Argentina for several years.

Grape varieties

Torrontés

Argentinian Altitude Euphoria

No way, new world: the white Torrontes grape was mentioned in writing in Argentina as early as 1867. With its flowery bouquet, its aromas of fresh grapes and citrus fruits and its subtly bitter finale, it has blossomed into the flagship white variety of the Andean country. It wants to be high up, thriving best in the north of the country in the province of Salta, 1,500-2,400 metres above sea level. By comparison, the highest vineyard in Switzerland is a heathland parcel in Visperterminen, Valais, climbing up to 1,150 metres in elevation. A tip for pairing with Torrontés: these highly aromatic wines agree excellently with spicy dishes like Thai curry, especially when seafood is in the mix.

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