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CRIOS - FINE ARGENTINE MALBEC


FROM THE WIRES...


Malbec World Day was established in 2011 by Wines of Argentina–the entity responsible for communicating the Argentine wine brand around the world– as they were convinced this celebration would help position Malbec as one of Argentina's wine gems. Excellent quality, ever surprising and diverse, Argentina's Malbec would lead the way to position Argentina as one of the main winegrowing regions of the world. And, Argentina’s First Female Winemaker Susana Balbo–who was voted three times by her colleagues to be president of Wines of Argentina–has served as a lifetime ambassador of Malbec.


Susana Balbo Wines offers a wide and diverse range and styles of Malbec within the portfolio. The Malbec grapes come from vineyards located in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley at an average altitude between 3,445 feet and 4,265 ft above sea level. A talented team of agronomists and winemakers work side by side to obtain wines that reflect their origin, with a genuine varietal identity. Susana Balbo Wines stand out for the quality, creativity and innovation of their wines, always setting trends for others to follow.


Whether you’re looking for a fruity, juicy and fresh Malbec with smooth tannins from the $15-25 range, or a bolder, concentrated and terroir-driven Malbec $25+, Susana Balbo has a Malbec for you.


NOTES ON SUSANA BALBO...

Susana Balbo is a family winery, focused on high-end wine production, located in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, at the foothills of the Andes mountain range. It was founded in 1999 by Susana Balbo, Argentina's first female winemaker. The winery’s multidisciplinary team is made up of more than one hundred people, including José and Ana, Susana's children, who all share the same values, vision and passion for creating quality wines.

THE ORIGINS OF ARGENTINE MALBEC...

On April 17, 1853, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French viticulturist, to bring new vines to Argentina. Among the varieties Pouget brought was Malbec. Pouget continued experimenting with the adaptation of French varieties to Argentina's diverse terroirs. During the 1990s, Argentina positioned Malbec as their star varietal. More than 10,000 acres were planted and it became the undeniable leader of the country's exportations. Wine lovers around the world, especially in the United States, discovered and praised Argentine Malbec.



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