Gran Lurton White

An incredible Argentinian wine that revisits the history of this country, where 40% of the population is of Italian descent. François Lurton, a huge fan of white wine from Friuli (northern Italy), wanted to pay tribute by making a wine from ‘Tocai Friulano’ (80%) vinified and matured on the lees in barrels. Combined with Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, this is a fruity, rich, lively and very refreshing wine.

Description

Winemaking techniques

Harvesting by hand in crates after grape tasting to find the aromatic peak. Pre-fermentation maceration in the press, pressing. Fermentation in barrels, partial malolactic fermentation. Maturation on the lees with regular yeast stirring in barrels (three-year-old barrel stock). Only the Tocai is matured in 100% French oak barrels for nine months.

Tasting notes

The yellow colour with green touches is representative of the grapes used, primarily Tocai with some Viognier. Fresh lime and herb nose with touches of vanilla and hazelnut, well balanced and oaky. Supple on the palate and delicately rich in the finish.

Aperitif / Appetizers

Bodega Piedra Negra

Argentina

Bodega Piedra Negra

Chardonnay

IG Los Chacayes

Lamb fillet with herb juice

Lobster in armorican

Melon with Parma ham Italian style

Puff pastry of scallops

Sauvignon Blanc

Tocai Friulano

Viognier

White

Awards

2017

94 pts – James Suckling

95 pts – Tim Atkin

93 pts – Descorchados

 

2016

96 pts – James Suckling

96 pts – Tim Atkin

92 pts – Descorchados

 

2015

93 pts – James Suckling

93 pts – Tim Atkin

92 pts – Descorchados

90 pts – Wine Advocate

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