Following in the footsteps of his Mother, the legendary Susana Balbo, Vaglio is the personal project of José Lovaglio Balbo. After leaving Argentina at the age of 18 to learn his trade in California, José returned in 2012 to create an exciting new chapter in the Balbo story.
This Malbec is sourced from a single vineyard called Serpiente, grown at over 950m altitude in Agrelo, a premium sub-region in Lujan de Cuyo just south of the city of Mendoza. Based closed to the Andes, the Mendoza region is an alpine desert who's produce is nurtured by the snow-melt that cascades out of these incredible mountains each year. The climate leads to a wine with masses of dark fruit flavours - plum, blackberry, black cherry - with cold nights helping to maintain freshness while the grape tannins ripen beautifully. Winemaking is careful and gentle, allowing those supple tannins to infuse into the wine against a backdrop of sweet oak.