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Susana Balbo Signature Torrontés 2017 Wine Review

Susana Balbo Signature Torrontés 2017

Susana Balbo Signature Torrontés 2017

Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Susana Balbo

Agent: Barrique Wine Imports Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A 100% Torrontés from the iconic Susana Balbo's oaked that tastes more like a Viognier and probably because it was fermented in new French oak. Not only that, wine grapes were hand-harvested and macerated with dry ice for 6 hours (now that is retaining fruit freshness) Fresh white florals, orange zesty honeyed lemon and briny mineral flavours on the palate, this is an interesting and well-crafted, elegant wine. Wine grapes were sourced from the Paraje Altamira. Chill and enjoy with grilled salmon steaks.

Torrontés food pairings: mild vegetarian curries, sushi, salads topped with grilled mango chicken.

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This Susana Balbo Signature Torrontés 2017 was reviewed on July 4, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The talents of acclaimed winemaker Susana Balbo shined in this high altitude Torrontes. On display were pronounced floral, lime zest and honeyed stone fruit accents that emerged from the bouquet and held fast to the textured, mid weight palate. The effect was superb.

This 2017 offering was fermented three months in medium toasted French barrels and hails from Mendoza's Uco Valley. This combination of winemaking technique and terroir helped this wine stand out on the deliciousness scale. Enjoy.

Reviewed on June 20, 2020
Lise Charest Gagne rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Consistently great Torrontes year after year!! If you have not tried it you should. I recommend it to my Sauvignon Blanc loving friends as a new option that rocks! Sweet floral citrus aromas with a clean dry Ripe lemony / grapefruit zest flavours. It’s complex and refreshing with the interesting effects of the oak aging! Try it at 13 degrees and wait for your taste buds to explode!!
From the Mendoza Valley, Signature 2017 is a barrel-fermented Torrontés produced by Susana Balbo. From Finca La Delfina in the Altamira, this is a fragrant floral Torrontés with ripe melon, soft orange, pink grapefruit, lime, slightly herbal with spicy flavours on the palate finishes with a salty tank. Nicely done. Enjoy now in all of its freshness and for the next three years. - Community Wine Reviews

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