This super-smart Argentinian take on the Bordeaux white blend from top producer Susana Balbo mixes in a little of the aromatic Torrontés grape variety, bringing flavours of tangy grapefruit, guava and minerals, and a superb length and depth. 33% each of Torrontés, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are separately barrel fermented then blended and rested in those barrels for a further 4 months. The oak is delicate, the fruit is complex and explosive, run through with delicious acidity, steely and nervous, and we suspect this wine will age very well indeed, if it lasts that long. The grapes are from the Uco Valley, naturally.
Lean and lively on the palate, ultra zesty and fresh. In fact, texture wise, it feels more like a very good Sauvignon Blanc, such is the acid balance and structure in relation to the lovely ripeness of fruit.