Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2012

Torrontes from Argentina, South America

Price: $19.99
Item No. 119742
  • RP88
  • ST88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has beautiful structure and acidity similar to Sauvignon Blanc along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this wine has to be tasted to be believed.

Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood (especially crab!).

Critical Acclaim

"The 2012 Crios Torrontes comes from Cafayate in Salta, Altamira and La Rioja from 33-year-old vines. It has much more presence and vivacity than the Chardonnay, with scents of lime, peach and melon that are well-defined. The palate is well-balanced with a prickle of white pepper on the entry. It displays moderate length in the mouth, while the finish is crisp and taut. with notes of pear, bruised apple and dried orange peel. This is worth seeking out for the price."
88 Points

"le, bright silver-yellow color. Highly perfumed aromas of lemon drop, white flowers, peppermint and white pepper. Supple, pliant and easygoing, with citrus, herbal and floral flavors joined by a hint of licorice. Shows a touch of heat on the finish. Offers good weight in the mouth but seems less intense than the 2011. Susana Balbo declassified a lot of fruit in the difficult 2012 harvest, making this wine mostly from Mendoza vines planted to the Salta clone of torrontes, as she finds the Mendoza clone's flavors too fleeting."
88 Points

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kinabinet - College Park, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/14/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
Pair with: Seafood
I love this wine. I received this as a wine club selection 10 years ago. Smooth and refreashing. I continue to come back to this wine time and time again. Never to disappoint.
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anne pickett - San Leandro, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/10/2014)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Pair with: fruit & cheese, grilled fish, roast chicken
Freom Susana Balabo, the Torrontes master! Fresh, crisp, peach and citrus flavors
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Jodi Ursu - Marathon, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/27/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
Spicy/floral notes balance out the fruit notes very well to create a nice crisp, refreshing wine thats not overly sweet or overly spicy. And at the price I got it for on sale? Can't beat it! I'll be adding a couple more onto my next order if it's still available just to have around the house for days I don't want to open something more expensive.
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Learn About Crios de Susana Balbo Map ItMap It

After 22 years of winemaking, Susana Balbo has a strong sense of what she wants from her wines. From every harvest, she creates the grandest possible wines under her Susana Balbo label. To achieve this, she makes a rigorous selection of the finest barrels prior to making her final blends, dividing them into the parents (reserve level wines) and offspring or crios. Wines under...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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