José Lovaglio Balbo

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


Vaglio 2015 'Aggie' Malbec, Uco Valley Login AG 91 In Stock
Vaglio 2016 'Aggie' Malbec, Uco Valley New! Login In Stock
Vaglio 2015 'Temple' Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Anchoris) New! Login In Stock

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.

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 2015 'Aggie' Malbec, Uco Valley
    Rating: 91 (7/6/2017)

    The darkest and most aromatic of these Vaglio wines on the nose, offering aromas of crushed blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice pastille. Plush, fine-grained wine with a captivating sugar/acid balance and plenty of texture for its 13.9% alcohol. Pungent, brambly dark fruit flavors carry through to a firmly tannic, dry, serious finish. The most perfumed and penetrating of this set of wines, conveying a cooler-climate character and finishing with fine-grained tannins and noteworthy floral lift. Very classy Argentine Malbec with a light touch.