Crios Limited Edition Tannat - Lujan de Cuyo
REGION: Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Susana Balbo's career in wine began in 1981 when she graduated with a degree in oenology from Don Bosco University, effectively becoming the first female winemaker in Argentina. She made her first wine - a Torrontés from Salta - in 1983 and since then hasn't stopped! Tannat is best known in its native Madiran and now Uruguay - very dark, tannic and often incredibly heavy unless you have 10 years to wait and a knife and fork. Balbo's isn't that - instead, it is still dark and rich, but very approchable, and incredible value as these same grapes go into her premium blends.