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Durigutti 2013 Malbec Reserva

About The Producer
  • Brothers Héctor and Pablo Durigutti are two of Argentina's most sought after consulting ecologists.
  • 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.
About the Wine
  • 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

Vintage: 2013 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Malbec
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: 50% Uco Valley (1940) and 50% Luján de Cuyo (1928)
Elaboration: Native yeast fermentation. Aged 18 months in French oak (30% first use, 70% second use). Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Héctor and Pablo Durigutti  

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.

Technical Data

Production: 1,500 cases | Alcohol: 14.5% | TA: 5.75 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.50 g/l | pH: 3.48

Press & Points

2016 - 90 Points, James Suckling
2012 - 91 Points, Wine Advocate
2011 - 91 Points, Wine Advocate
2010 - 94 Points, Exceptional, Cellar Selection, Beverage Tasting Institute
2009 - 91 Points, Beverage Testing Institute
2008 - 92 Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2008 - 90 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 
Durigutti 2013 Malbec Reserva