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Bodega Lurton Malbec Piedra Negra 2007

Bodega Lurton Malbec Piedra Negra 2007

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $29.99
Item No. 111363
  • RP93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Piedra Negra owes its name to the black stone soils of the Andean foothills, where the vineyard is located. The grapes come from the Chacayes vineyard in Vista Flores, set at an altitude of over 1000m. It is the perfect expression of Malbec, typically Argentinean, full of elegance and refinement.

In order to temper the natural vigor of the Malbec variety, short pruning is carried out at the end of winter, followed by green harvesting during the summer to improve the concentration and maturity of the remaining grapes. After hand harvesting, the clusters and grapes are sorted on a vibrating table. The grapes are given a cold maceration for three days. Fermentation was conducted with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature in concrete vats, and the wine received a post-fermentary maceration for two weeks. The wine was the racked into new French oak barrels and aged for 18 months.

Critical Acclaim

"Lurton's 2007 Piedra Negra Malbec was sourced from a single vineyard in Vista Flores. It was fermented with native yeasts and aged for 18 months in first use French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it delivers an expressive bouquet of toasty oak, pencil lead, lavender, exotic spices, incense, plum, blueberry, and black cherry confiture. Medium- to full-bodied, dense, and richly fruity, this plush offering will be at its best from 2013 to 2022."
93 Points

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