Susana Balbo Nosotros Sofita

95 points - James Suckling 

93 Points - Deschorado's

Following on from her exceptional Nosotros Malbec, Susana has released two further wines in the Nosotros range. This Sofita consists of 70% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, partly fermented in concrete eggs, partly in 500 litre barrels. Full maloloactic fermentation and subsequent oak ageing for 16 months in new French oak barrels.

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1281
£125.00

95 points - James Suckling 

93 Points - Deschorado's

Elegant violet-red color. Presents aromas of red fruits, raspberries and violets accompanied by notes of black pepper, chocolate and tobacco. Complex and well-balanced on the palate, with ripe and soft tannins that present an elegant finish."

VINTAGE 2010

VARIETALS 70% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

REGIONS Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo)

ELEVATION 1.080 m AMSL (average)

HARVEST METHOD Hand-Harvested

VINIFICATION Carefully selected clusters. 4 days of cold maceration. Native yeast. Pump overs and delestage three times a day. Extended 40 day maceration at a Max. Temp. of 31°C. Part of the grape is fermenting in 500 liters barrels and concret egg Sur lees conservation with batonage Malolactic fermentation in barrels.

ANALYTICS ALCOHOL 14,8%

ACIDITY 6 g/l

OAK AGEING 16 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 70% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Product awards 95 points - James Suckling, 93 Points - Deschorado's
Gold Medals
Style Iconic
ABV 15
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2010
Free sulphur
Percentage score 94
Sulphite level Low
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