July 16, 2018
The column, which focuses on Mendoza's increasingly impressive gastronomic scene and ever more diverse wine offerings, highlights Susana Balbo Wines and its restaurant Osadia de Crear as an embodiment of Mendozas most exciting trends.
The full excerpt is included below:
The first female winemaker in Argentina, Susana Balbo has her bodega in Luján de Cuyo, a 30-minute drive from the city, and offers an informative tour of the fermentation rooms, which are filled with enormous steel vats, concrete amphorae, and the newfangled, teardrop-shaped barrels the winemaker is experimenting with. The bodega has its own restaurant; post-tour tastings are held in its basement tasting room or an outdoor patio where you’ll be introduced to, among other wines, a bright and fruity torrontés, and Ms. Balbo’s BenMarco Expresivo, a complex blend of malbec and cabernet franc. Tasting, including tour, 260 pesos. Book in advance.
The complete article is available at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/22/travel/36-hours-in-mendoza-argentina.html.