White Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Dominio del Plata 'Crios de Susana Balbo' Torrontes 2007
 

Dominio del Plata 'Crios de Susana Balbo' Torrontes 2007 Review & Tasting Notes

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Wine Appearance

The Susana Balbos’s Crios is a medium-bodied Torrontes which starts sweet and finishes dry, making it a great wine for a variety of situations and dishes. The flavors are primarily floral and tropical fruit, especially melons. The acid is crisp and refreshing and the texture is creamy.

Susana Balbos’s Crios Tasting Notes & Review

Color & Clarity
The Susana Balbos’s Crios is a light golden color with a clear center, just as one would expect from a good Torrontes.

Nose
There is a very strong floral aroma to this Torrontes from Susana Balbo, though it's also mixed a bit with some tropical fruit, some citrus, and perhaps a bit of honey.

Palate
The Susana Balbos’s Crios is a medium-bodied Torrontes which starts sweet and finishes dry, making it a great wine for a variety of situations and dishes. The flavors are primarily floral and tropical fruit, especially melons. The acid is crisp and refreshing and the texture is creamy.

Food Pairing

Pairing Susana Balbos’s Crios with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: The Torrontes becomes a bit drier and aromatic while the cheddar cheese becomes sharper. This is definitely a recommended pairing.
  • Aged Gouda: Susana Balbos’s Crios becomes a bit sweeter and perhaps even fruity when paired with aged Gouda, which makes this a good pairing
  • Aged Parmesan: When paired with aged Parmesan, Susana Balbos’s Crios Torrontes becomes both a little more sweet and a little less acidic. It's not the best pairing, but it's decent.

Pairing Susana Balbos’s Crios with Main Dishes

  • Sushi: Susana Balbos’s Crios becomes sweeter when paired with sushi, both fish and vegetable varieties.
  • Chicken Versailles: When paired with Chicken Versailles, Susana Balbos’s Crios becomes more aromatic and interesting. I think that this Torrontes would probably go reasonably well with most chicken dishes. In particular, the acid of Susana Balbos’s Crios balances the chicken quite well.
  • Garlic Potatoes: The garlic potatoes makes this Torrontes taste a bit tangier, which was an odd change to experience but I wouldn't call it a bad pairing.

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Dominio del Plata 'Crios de Susana Balbo' Torrontes 2007

Editor reviews

 
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5.0
Reviewed by Austin    November 04, 2011
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'Crios de Susana Balbo' Torrontes

The 'Crios de Susana Balbo' Torrontes from Dominio del Plata is an especially good Torrontes - better than average in a field of increasingly good Torrontes from Argentina. I highly recommend trying the Crios de Susana Balbo, whatever vintage you can get a hold of.

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