Aguijon de Abeja Malbec

Winemakers
Pablo and Hector Durigutti.
Variety of grapes
100% Malbec
Origin of the Grape
High Valley of Rio Negro, Argentina.
Vineyards
Traditional espalier: 7,200 plants per hectare. Year 1,930.
Harvest
The first week of April .
Elaboration
1- Cold maceration for 8 days at 8ºC
2- Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts, with 4
daily remounts during 25 days at 25º – 27ºC.
3- Malolactic fermentation in American oak.
4- Aging for 8 months in oak.
This wine has not undergone any chemical treatment or
physical. Stabilization is natural to preserve all the
natural characteristics of the grape. It has not been filtered so
It may contain some sediment. It is recommended to decant
before serving.
Winemaker’s Notes
Concentrated wine, with good structure. Ruby red. Are perceived
aromas of spices such as black pepper and aguaribay
combined with ripe fruits and notes of blackberry. In mouth,
velvety and with persistent tannins perfectly
harmonized with a touch of acidity.
MALBEC
Worker
Like the laborious task of the bee, our mission is
explore terroirs beyond Mendoza and explore different
Argentine wine regions to find the varietal that
better represents us in each province. This is how the federal wine is born,
our tribute to the richness of the Argentine soil.
The result of teamwork in the
beehive, for these wines we use
the best grapes in the country.
2015 – 93 points Wine Spectator

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Description

Durigutti Family winemakers

Hector and Pablo were born in Mendoza, the cradle of wine and were raised together. Their childhood and their home were always connected to a sensorial world, with aromas, ingredients and flavors that, over time, motivated them to choose the path to become enologists. As adults, they would find these familiar memories and similar passions. Since 2002 they have been dedicated to their project as a small family winey. Today the brothers have evolved to form the new generation of winemakers, leading an evolutionary change in Argentina’s viticulture. With that same spirit, the Durigutti brothers craft their wines and have started to write their own history, a family legacy, in a chosen place where they live and work daily with dedication.

The winery is located in the heart of Lujan de Cuyo, precisely in the district of Las Compuertas. This is one of the regions with rich tradition and antiquity for the production of high-quality wines in Argentina.  From here, the first Malbec of Argentina were made. This micro region is in the processes of reassessing the value of its prized centennial vines.

Diverse optimal soils for making high quality wines are found at the base of the mountainous range of the Andes.  Since the start of the family project, they have passionately dedicated to the study of soils, becoming specialists in understanding the terroir.

The wines express the essence of each origin, coming from the main grape production regions: Altamira, Gualtallary, Vista Flores and La Consulta in Uco Valley.  Agrelo, Pedriel, Vistalba and Las Compuertas in Lujan de Cuyo. Additionally, they source grape varieties from the different regions to supply the line of federal wines.  These grapes come from Cafayate, Salta; Fiambalá, Catamarca; Famatina, La Rioja; Pedernal, San Juan; Alto Valle de Rio Negro and San Patricio del Chañar, Neuquén.

With vast understanding and dedicated experience when making the emblematic red variety, Malbec, and the optimism of reclaiming the Bonarda, they also process Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cordisco, Criolla Parral, Chardonnay, Viognier and Torrontés.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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