Ben Marco Malbec 14.5% abv.
Valle De uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Notes: In celebration of Women's History month, I've chosen a wine from the portfolio of Susana Balbo wines. Susana Balbo is a pioneer: in 1981, she received her degree in enology, and became the first woman in Argentina to do so. Over the decades she has become an icon. In 2012, Susana Balbo was recognized as one of the "Most influental women wine-makers" by The Drink Business magazine. Later, in 2015, she was awarded by the same magazine as "Woman of the year". In 2018, the magazine recognized her again by including her in the list of "The 10 most influental women in the wine world". The Ben Marco line is all about minimal intervention, aiming for pure varietal expression. Eye: deep purple/black, vivid deep magenta rim. Nose: layered, with loam, black licorice, plum, black coffee, tar, black currants, vanilla. Very extracted. Palate: medium/full body, medium grain tannins, black currants, dates, black plums, black cherries, dark chocolate. Long finish. A wine with sinewy, pliable depth, and a great symmetry. The wine is unfined and unfiltered. Pair with grilled meats, hard cheeses. Vegan Friendly.
Price: $27.49 750 ml.