Durigutti Malbec Reserva
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Old vine fruit from Lujan de Cuyo (vineyard planted in 1928) and La Consulta (vineyard planted in 1940) give this release substantial color, attack, and body.
- 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: 100% Malbec
Elaboration: Native yeast fermentation. Aged 18 months in French oak (30% first use, 70% second use). Unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Ripe and racy, with a briary underpinning to the focused beam of raspberry and boysenberry fruit. The finish is layered with mocha and licorice notes. This “big” wine matches sensationally with charcoal-grilled beef
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.