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Susana Balbo, one of our excellent Argentine Brand's owner/winemaker, has been nominated as one of the finalists for "Winery Executive/Innovator of the Year" in the annual Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards.

Susana Balbo is the first female oenologist in Argentina when she began her career in 1981, Balbo pioneered the Torrontes variety in Salta and continues to innovate in her Mendoza winemaking. She experiments with fermentation methods and vessels, as well as with regional terroir. Her consistent success and commitment to high standards lead to her election as president of the Wines of Argentina international trade organization.

To explore with her wine under Altaya Wines, please visit here.


Interview of Susana Balbo with James Suckling
Susana Balbo has more than 40 years of experience in the Argentine wine industry. In fact, she was the first female to ever receive an enology degree in Argentina. Susana founded Susana Balbo Wines in 1999 and has various brands under that umbrella.

In this video, Susana explains the shifts she has seen in winemaking in her more than 40 years of experience in Argentina's wine industry. As she explains, today there is a shift towards fresher, more elegant wines, just as in the 1990s producers shifted from oxidized, rustic wines to dark, concentrated, oaky malbecs.

In relation to her wines, Susana begins by saying, "As you become more confident you do what you like.” For her, new wood and concentration are ways of masking a wine to please the consumer; what she likes is wines with purity and personality that showcase the place where the grapes are grown.

Watch the video to learn more from one of Argentina's winemaking legends.


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