Susana Balbo Wines awarded Rose of the Year and 3 spots on Tim Atkin´s Top 100 List

Susana Balbo Wines earned top honors in the latest annual report by international wine critic Tim Atkin, including Rosé of the Year for our Susana Balbo Signature Rosé 2017, a Provence-style rosé that was awarded 93 points and named ¨the best rosé from Argentina¨.

Susana Balbo Wines was also included on Atkin´s list of ¨First Growth¨ wineries, a group that represents the most prestigious wineries and includes only 20 in Argentina.

 

Three of our wines were named to Atkin´s Top 100 List, including two whites from our Susana Balbo Signature line and a new, limited-edition release from our Benmarco line:

  • Susana Balbo Signature White Blend 2017 earned 95 points and a place on the ¨Best Whites¨ list. According to Atkin, ¨Susana Balbo’s mould-breaking cuvée of Semillon with 30% Torrontés and 25% Sauvignon Blanc has rapidly established itself as one of Argentina’s best whites. ¨

 

  • Susana Balbo Signature Torrontés 2017 also earned 95 points and a place on the ¨Best Whites¨ list. Atkin highlights the innovative style of this groundbreaking varietal as well as its terroir from Paraje Altamira, which Atkin calls a ¨special place that makes a disproportionate number of Argentina´s best wines¨. Atkin notes ¨Susana Balbo’s oaked white tastes like a Torrontés crossed with a top Sauvignon Blanc, such is its focus, minerality and acidity. Tangy and saline, it’s skilfully oaked, with new wood folded into the wine. The source - Paraje Altamira- is everything here

 

  • Benmarco Sin Limites Gualtallary 2017 earned 95 points in its first reléase and a place on the ¨Best Reds¨ list. The new Benmarco Sin Limites line is dedicated to exploring the extreme terroirs of the Andes, and Atkin noted the influence of this particular Gualtallary terroir on the wine:  ¨New to the Susana Balbo range in 2017 and making quite an impact on its first outing, this comes from a 12-year-old vineyard in the best part of Gualtallary. Fresh, intense and perfumed, with notes of liquorice and black olive, dark blackberry fruit and a chalky, refreshing finish. Bravo! ¨

 

Atkin tasted several wines across all of our lines at Susana Balbo Wines, with scores highlighted below:

 

Nosotros

  • Single Vineyard Nómade Malbec 2014: 94 points

Susana Balbo Signature

  • Limited Edition Paraje Altamira 2015: 94 points
  • Malbec 2016: 94 points
  • Brioso 2016: 94 points
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2016: 93 points

Benmarco

  • Sin Limites Pedernal 2017: 94 points
  • Expresivo 2016: 93 points
  • Malbec 2016: 93 points
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 : 92 points