Susana Balbo Brioso

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Brioso is Susana Balbo's signature Bordeaux blend consisting of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, all blended then aged for 15 months in new French oak barrels. Susana Balbo is regarded as Argentina's finest female winemaker, and this Brioso is a great wine wot showcase her talents. It's consistently good quality year on year with recent vintages aiming to be more European in style, less fruit driven and more traditional Bordeaux .

You would have to pay a lot of money for a French wine equivalent to this. If you do prefer the traditional Argentine fruit driven style then opt for Susana's Benmarco Expressivo Bordeaux blend instead - it's equally as good.

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Susana Balbo Brioso 2013

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Deep, brooding and intense garnet color with deep aromas of black currants framed by light French oak. Big, lush and concentrated with a core of red and black currant fruit. It has a range of layered flavors including dark chocolate, tobacco and cedar leading into a long finish.."

VINTAGE 2013

VARIETALS 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

REGIONS Finca Dominio, Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo)

ELEVATION 990 m AMSL (average)

HARVEST METHOD Hand-Harvested

VINIFICATION Hand picked, destemmed, lightly crushed and selected yeast. Pumping over and delestage three times a day. Max. Temp. 31° C. Extended maceration 35/40 days.

ANALYTICS ALCOHOL 14,5%

ACIDITY 6.2 g/l

OAK AGEING 15 months in 100% new French oak barrels

More Information
Location Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
Winery Susana Balbo
Winery status Large family winery
Winemaker Susana Balbo
Annual production Tiny
Grapes 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.
Product awards 93 / 100 Tom Cannavan's WinePages.Com
Gold Medals
Style Iconic
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2013
Free sulphur
Percentage score 90
Sulphite level Low
John's Rating
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