Susana Balbo Nosotros Francis

92 Points - Deschorado's

Following on from her exceptional Nosotros Malbec, Susana has released two further wines in the Nosotros range. This Francis consists of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Tannat, all hand harvested of course. Individual clusters of grapes were selected then fermented and aged on the lees for 30 days with regular stirring (battonage). The wine underwent full malolactic fermentation and was subsequently aged in first fill French oak barrels for fifteen months.

Nosotros line celebrates the efforts of all the people who work day by day to make this wine. It is considered the winery’s “selection of selections”. It is the blend of the best barrels chosen by Susana and her team after many tasting rounds. “Nosotros” reflects the passion, experience and spirit of each of the members of this big family that is Dominio del Plata.

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SKU
1281-1
£125.00

92 Points - Deschorado's

Intense and deep red color with violet hints. Modern and harmonious, presents aromas of red fruits, plum jam and cherry, combine with delicate spicy notes, vanilla and chocolate that come from French oak barrels. Structured and persistent on the palate, its soft tannins, lead to a balanced, long and pleasant finish."

VINTAGE 2012

VARIETALS 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Tannat.

REGIONS Uco Valley (Mendoza)

ELEVATION 1.200 m AMSL (average)

HARVEST METHOD Hand-Harvested

VINIFICATION Carefully selected clusters. 4 days of cold maceration. Selected yeast. Pump overs and delestage three times a day. Extended 30 day maceration at a Max. Temp. of 31°C. Sur lees conservation with batonage Malolactic fermentation in barrels.

ANALYTICS ALCOHOL 14,2%

ACIDITY 6.2 g/l

OAK AGEING 15 months, 100% new French oak.

More Information
Location Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
Winery Susana Balbo
Winery status Large family winery
Winemaker Susana Balbo
Annual production Tiny
Grapes 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Tannat.
Product awards 92 Points - Deschorado's
Gold Medals
Style Iconic
ABV 15
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2012
Free sulphur
Percentage score 94
Sulphite level Low
John's Rating
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