Dominio del Plata Susana Balbo Signature "Brioso" White Blend 2022 (Uco Valley, Argentina) - [VM 94] [JS 93] [WE 91] [WS 91

Dominio del Plata Susana Balbo Signature "Brioso" White Blend 2022
(Uco Valley, Argentina) - [VM 94] [JS 93] [WE 91] [WS 91 #82 Top 100 of 2023]

Regular price $38.00 Sale price $29.97 Save $8.03

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Winemaker Notes:

In keeping with Susana Balbo's pioneering spirit, this wine showcases white grape varieties from Argentina's high-altitude vineyards of Altamira in the Uco Valley.

It has many aromatic layers, with floral and citrus notes that combine with hints of fresh grass, white fruits and orange. In the mouth, floral, fresh and fruity flavors are in perfect balance with the unctuousness of a successful aging in barrels. A wine with a mineral, persistent finish and a great aging potential.

Sauvignon Blanc and Semill贸n: Destemmed. Macerated in the press with dry ice for 4 hours (before pressing), pressing, fining for 36 hours. The Semill贸n was devatted to concrete eggs and the Sauvignon Blanc to barrels. Fermented with natural yeasts.

Torront茅s: Destemmed. No maceration during pressing. Selected yeasts. Fermented in barrels. Once fermentation had finished, the wine was kept on lees for two months to improve the mouthfeel. Final blending and racking to oak barrels for four more months.

Aged in French oak barrels (60% new, 40% second-use) for 5 months.

Region: Paraje Altamira, Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Altitude: 1,150 m.a.s.l. / 3,770 ft. (average)


Varietals: 38% Semill贸n, 34% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Torront茅s
Alcohol: 12%
Acidity: 6.2 g/L

Ratings & Reviews:

94 Points聽- Vinous Media:
"The 2022 White Blend is 38% Semill贸n, 34% Sauvignon Blanc and 28% Torront茅s from Gualtallary and Paraje Altamira in the Uco Valley. It was aged for up to six months in French barrels, with the exception of the Semill贸n. Yellow in hue. The nose presents layers of herbs ranging from basil to lemongrass accompanied by honey and sponge cake notes. The palate is taut and moderately unctuous, with a refreshing, tacky malic acidity before the long, savory herbal finish." - JH (Jul 2023)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"A scented nose with pure golden berries, pears, fresh guava and a hint of grapes and lychee. Bright, high acidity on the palate with a fine, phenolic twist and minerality in the finish. Drink now.鈥 (Feb 2023)

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Most of the S茅millon vines in Argentina were planted in Mendoza, and the grape has adapted well to its dry climate. This is a blend of 45% S茅millon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc and 23% Torront茅s from Paraje Altamira, resulting in a wine with depth and vigorous acidity. It offers flowers, honeydew, white peach, pear and hints of honey in both the nose and palate. This white has a mineral character and lemony finish." - JV (Jul 2023)

91 Points & #82 Top 100 Wines of 2023 - Wine Spectator
"Offers aromas of gardenia and peach blossoms that leap from the glass, with traces of celery salt and lime zest underneath. Shows vibrant peach and finger lime on the palate, with a nice inlay of chalky minerality adding to the lingering finish. S茅millon, Sauvignon Blanc and Torront茅s. Drink now. 2,900 cases made, 700 cases imported."聽- AR (Nov 2023)