Durigutti 2017 Bonarda Clasico
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
- Hector and Pablo Durigutti have long been passionate about the potential of Bonarda in Argentina and consistently craft some of the best examples produced in Mendoza
- This wine stands out amongst its peers due to the use of low yielding, late-picked fruit
- We’ve found this a surprisingly perfect pairing with Italian-American cuisine – Think lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, manicotti….
Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: 65% Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo and 35% Rivadavia, Mendoza
Elaboration: Native yeast fermentation. Aged in stave-studded cement tanks (first use American oak) for 10 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Ermisch and Guillermo Heras
A lovely blueberry and morello cherry nose. Ripe with generous, supple tannins and a long, rather complex finish that has some mineral character. Drink or hold. -James Suckling
Production: 4,200 cases | Alcohol: 14% | TA: 5.26 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.5g/l | pH: 3.7
PRESS AND POINTS
2018 – 91 Points, James Suckling
2017 – 92 Points, James Suckling
2013 – 91 Points, James Suckling
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