José Lovaglio Balbo

Country of Origin: Argentina
Location: Tupungato, Uco Valley
People: José Lovaglio Balbo, Owner & Winemaker


Vaglio 2017 'Aggie' Malbec, Uco Valley Login In Stock
Vaglio 2016 'Temple' Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Anchoris) Login AG 88 In Stock
Vaglio 2017 'Temple' Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Anchoris) Login In Stock

Media Links
The Drinks Business: Balbo's Son Shining a Light on Soil Types
Wine Spectator: In Mom's Footsteps

Social Media Links
Twitter: @joselovaglio
Jose Lovaglio Balbo Facebook

Vaglio is a new micro-winery located in Tupungato created by José Lovaglio Balbo. He produces four single vineyard wines that all focus on micro-climates and minimal winemaking. José is a young winemaker at Dominio del Plata and the son of Susanna Balbo. Each of his wines represent a unique terroir as well as different stages of his life, which is reflected in the illustrations on the labels, from being born in Salta and growing up in Mendoza, to studying at UC Davis in California and learning Chinese in Shanghai.

Vinous 7/25/2018
"José Lovaglio, the son of famous Argentine winemaker Susana Balbo, earned his enology degree at UC Davis in 2008 and in recent years has made the Bodini and Crios de Susana Balbo wines at the Dominio del Plata winery. The objective of his own project, Vaglio, launched in 2014, is to showcase a range of different Malbec terroirs; he takes the same approach to extraction with all of these wines and, except for the limited Miperal bottling, they all carry the same gentle price tag. Lovaglio makes his wines in a refurbished dairy in El Peral in the northwest corner of Uco Valley. Thanks to his use of concrete vats and the facility’s thick walls, he is able to ferment his wines without refrigeration."


  • Vaglio 2016 'Temple' Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Anchoris)
    Rating: 88 (7/25/2018)

    (from 65-to-80-year-old vines on sandy loam soil): Black fruits and charred oak on the nose (Lovaglio notes that this wine is "more sensitive to oak aromas because its structure is more fragile"). Juicy dark berry, licorice and oak flavors show a distinctly herbal quality. Finishes with surprisingly suave tannins, good length and a light peppery edge--if without quite the fruit of the 2015 version.