Malbec World Day - 12 Bottle Collection
**Price includes FREE DELIVERY**
Malbec World Day celebrates the day in 1853 when the varietal was first introduced to Argentine soil from its traditional homeland in France. It flourished in the Andean foothills outside Mendoza, producing wines of great intensity and depth, and today most of us know Malbec as an Argentine speciality rather than a French one.
To celebrate we have teamed up with Argentina's leading winemaker Susana Balbo and Dominio Del Plato, her family's winery, to create a limited edition mixed case. For the case we have collected together and discounted ten select bottles of Susana's finest Malbec. Buy the collection and we'll add in a bottle of Crios Torrontes and Crios Cabernet Sauvignon FREE OF CHARGE. Together this represents an mouth-watering saving of over 25%, including FREE DELIVERY.
From savoury and spicy to smooth and intense, set your taste buds on a journey from Valle De Cafayate to the Andes with this exclusive selection, delivered direct to your door for just €160. Salud!
2 x SUSANA BALBO SIGNATURE MALBEC 2014
"In a word, brilliant"
Tomas Clancy, The Sunday Business Post
4 x CRIOS MALBEC 2014
"*****" Gold Medal, Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards
4 x DOMINIO DEL PLATA BODINI 2015
"Highly gluggable black pastille fruit-scented wine that smart buyers will use to replace Chilean merlot at parties."
Martin Moran, The Sunday Times
1 x CRIOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015
"Lovely blackcurrent aromas on the nose, dry and tannic palate with good fruit, good balance, nice wine"
Food & Wine Magazine
1 x CRIOS TORRONTES 2015
Valle de Cafayate, Argentina
"Susana Balbo is one of the most respected winemakers in Argentina. The Crios Torrontes is has a nice floral nose and very refined crisp green citrus fruits on the palate."
John Wilson, The Irish Times
If you’re seeking a symbol of progressive and conscientious winemaking in the New World, look no further than those of the Bodini Winery. José Lovaglio is a young, third generation winemaker who is applying sustainable practices to his winemaking in a region where there is great pressure to produce industrially.
At the age of 18 he enrolled at University of California at Davis and, in 2008, he graduated with a degree in oenology. After college, he moved to China where he continued his wine education at Beijing Normal University. While in China, José worked for ASC Fine Wines, China’s largest distributor of fine wines. Today, José has taken over the Bodini label from his mother; one of world’s most recognized and well-known female oenologists, Susana Balbo of Crios Wines.
Like Crios, Bodini wines are produced under Dominio del Plata's code of sustainable agriculture. They avoid chemicals as much as possible and hand-pick their grapes. Drip irrigation is used instead of flood irrigation to manage the scarce supply of water from the Andes. Pruning debris is allowed to decompose between the vines which helps enrich the soil and prevent erosion.
Bodini stands for “Built On Dreams of Individuals Not Institutions”. Josés wine is built upon the dreams of all those involved in crafting these amazing wines. This corresponds with their attitude to social responsibility. They hire workers from the local area and support the local children’s soup kitchen and football club.
Susana Balbo Wines
Mendoza, where these vines are grown, is Argentinas foremost wine region, and it is responsible for the countrys best bottles. The province is located at around thirty degrees south of the equator. This is the northern limit of wine grape production, any closer to the equator and the grapes would shrivel in the heat. The Andes, that lie between Mendoza and Chile, raise the land to an altitude that counterbalances the equatorial heat. The result is that the vineyards of Mendoza are some of the highest in the world, between 600m and 1,100m above sea level