Susana Balbo Crios Malbec 2019
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Vallée d’Uco|
A fresh, pure expression of the varietal, with aromas of violets, cherries, mocha and spice. Juicy tannins and balanced acidity complement perfectly with ripe fruit flavors, while a subtle hint of oak adds complexity. Pair with tuna steak, lamb, hamburgers.
Crios is a family-owned brand by Susana Balbo, Argentina’s leading and most innovative winemaker. Crios in Spanish means “offspring” and was created by Susana as a tribute to her son, Jose´, and daughter, Ana. Nowadays, Susana’s children have joined the family business and add their young-adult point of view to the wines that are dedicated to their family bond.
Crios wines are harvested from specific areas in Mendoza and Salta in Argentina, where grapes are optimal for the fruit-forward style of Crios. Contrary to many entry level brands, Crios wines have a background, a story behind. Each wine carries an inspirational message that also represents either a milestone in Susana’s personal and professional life or the story about how the wine was made. Crios is also the perfect pairing at any meal!
The purity of fruit in this makes it very attractive with depth and freshness, as well as fineness to the tannins. Some stone and crushed-plum character. Bright finish. Hints of citrus
Made with grapes from the Uco Valley and 40% aged in used oak, this is a textbook Malbec: purple in hue with clear notes of fresh, intriguing plum and cherry. Juicy in the mouth; the soft structure is kept in line by the young tannins, helping to stretch out the finish. An expressive, sunny red, intense but easygoing.