Durigutti 2017 Malbec 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
  • Their flagship Malbec bottling, this wine represents what Hector and Pablo Durigutti do best – It is a juicy, forward example of the varietal while at the same time astonishingly complex on the palate.
  • High altitude fruit from La Consulta provides structure and power, while fruit from the warmer sector of Vistalba adds brightness and supple texture.

Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Malbec
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: La Consulta, Vistalba, and Medrano; Mendoza
Elaboration: Native yeast fermentation. Aged in new American oak for 12 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Héctor and Pablo Durigutti  

TASTING NOTES

Blueberry tart, citrus, vanilla, spices and some nice blackcurrants and morello cherries. Tight with fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now -James Suckling

TECHNICAL DATA

Production: 19,100 cases | Alcohol: 14% | TA: 5.38 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l | pH: 3.65

PRESS & POINTS

2018 – 90 Points, James Suckling
2017 – 90 Points, James Suckling
2014 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2013 – 90+ Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2012 – 90 Points, Tastings.com
2011 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

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