Susana Balbo Nosotros 2019 750ml
Varietals: 100% Malbec
Region: Paraje Altamira, Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Elevation: 1,100 m / 3,600 ft above sea level (average)
Harvest Method: Hand-harvested
Alcohol: 14.5% Acidity: 5.86 g/l
Winemaking: Double selection of bunches and grains. Cold maceration for four days. Fermentation in 6,500-liter (1,700-gal) oak casks. Only push-downs were performed. Fermentation at 28°-30°C (82°-90°F) with wild yeasts. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 30 days and malolactic fermentation occurred in barrels.
Aging: 16 months in 80% new and 20% second-use French oak barrels.
Tastings Notes: A wine of an excellent aging potential that displays aromas of cassis and blueberries and a hint of floral notes. It possesses an outstanding structure, with medium grain, extremely long tannins. Its natural acidity provides it with great freshness.
Food Pairing: Roasted or smoked preparations. All sorts of meats, mostly red or pork. Hard and smoked cheeses. Spicy or hot preparations, especially those with pepper. Grilled vegetables and fungi.