Gran Lurton Red

The Lurton brothers have had a presence in Argentina in 1992, when they began working as consultants to the Catena family. The brothers quickly realised Argentina’s potential for producing Grands Crus. They made their first wine in this style – a complex, well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon – in 1996. It won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in London.

Description

Winemaking techniques

We perform green harvests to boost the concentration and ripening of the remaining grapes. The harvest date is set following a taste analysis. The grapes are harvested by hand in 20-kilo crates in late April or early May. Maceration lasting more than seven weeks in total. Malolactic fermentation followed by maturation in barrels for 12 months. Maturation in French oak (85%) and American oak (15%) barrels for 14 to 16 months with regular racking. The barrels are 50% second-fill and 50% third-fill.

Tasting notes

Deep ruby colour. Complex on the nose, offering minty notes mingling with small red berry aromas. Dense tannins, and a full, rich wine supported by beautiful acidity that gives the wine good potential for laying down. Spicy and toasted notes from maturation in barrels. Fresh and complex, dense and elegant.

Bodega Piedra Negra

Argentina

Bodega Piedra Negra

Cabernet Sauvignon

IG Los Chacayes

Malbec

Red

Red meat cooked on the barbecue

Spaghetti Bolognese

Venison in sauce or roasted or marinated

Awards

2016

94 pts – James Suckling

92 pts – Tim Atkin

 

2015

92 pts – James Suckling

93 pts – Tim Atkin

91 pts – Descorchados

 

2013

95 pts – James Suckling

93 pts – Tim Atkin

91 pts – Descorchados

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