Durigutti Malbec Familia
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Many Argentine “Reserva” Malbecs are sadly dominated by excessive oak – This is not one of those wines – The use of well-seasoned barrels allows the heirloom vineyard fruit to shine bright
Varietal Composition: 80% Malbec 6% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc 4% Syrah 4% Petit Verdot
Elaboration: Fermented in New French oak barrels with their tops off with 2-3 punch downs per day then 100% of the wine is aged in the same French oak for 20 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Inky purple-colored, expressive perfume of cedar, tobacco, violets, lilacs, black cherry, and blackberry which leap from the glass. This is followed by a spicy, full-flavored, layered, structured palate. With terrific length and balance
Brothers Héctor and Pablo Durigutti are two of Argentina’s most sought after consulting enologists. Hector first became known for his work alongside Alberto Antonini as one of the co-founders of Altos Las Hormigas, the forward thinking project that placed Argentine Malbec on the international map in the late nineties. Pablo comes with his own star studded resume which includes a stint at Catena and connections with more old-vine landowners than anyone else in the region.