Susana Balbo Signature White Blend 2018

£17.99

One of the most interesting white wines we’ve had, dry but incredibly fruity. We tasted grapefruit, melon, pear, vanilla and elderflower to name just a few.

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This wine is an intriguing blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and the Argentinian grape, Torrontés. Susana Balbo takes her time to create this stunning wine. For instance, she barrel ferments the grapes separately to start with and then ages them for four months before blending. As a result, she creates a wine that oozes quality with complex fruit and floral flavours, beautiful acidity and a long finish. But don’t just take our word for it, the experts also tend to agree!

Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, February 2017 (2016 vintage):

This wine has a fine, delicate yet persistent florality, with citrus elements showing on the nose and palate over white and yellow summer fruits courtesy of the Semillon… A very fine and potentially fascinating wine.

92 / 100 Tom Cannavan’s WinePages.Com, February 2016 (2015 vintage):

The lychee and perfumed floral notes of the Torrontés is powerful, but there’s a flinty character too that is very attractive, with the palate showing delightful fruit intensity and a huge blast of grapefruit. Delicious acidity and intensity, long and shimmering salty acidity.

94 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2016 Special Report (2015 vintage):

A mould-breaking, low alcohol cuvée of Torrontés, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, all from the Uco Valley and two thirds fermented in concrete eggs. Grapefruit, gooseberry and struck match notes are complemented by a hint of oak on the Torrontés. One of the country’s best whites in year one.

93 / 100 Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2015 vintage)

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