Bodega Norton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America
The Bodega Norton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from the Finca La Colonia appellation of Mendoza. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon exudes ripe flavors of dark berries and orchard fruits. Light yet balanced tannins make this an approachable wine now.
Wine & Spirits - "While it may seem simple and fruity at first, this cabernet slowly develops layers of spice and herbal notes on a texture that flows smoothly through to the end. This is a terrific example of cabernet with balanced ripeness in Mendoza, where the grape can easily overripen."
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Yes, I'd like to make this my choice as a really solid, super premium Cabernet, the 2011 Norton Reserva delivers like a cab should; pair with grilled beef. Deep ruby color; grown-up black fruit aroma, fine richness; medium bodied, firm and well-built on the palate; dry, medium acidity, well balanced; full ripe fruit flavors; medium finish. (Tasted: August 19, 2015, San Francisco, CA)"
Bodega Norton Winery
Astonished at the features of the place, and pushed by his visionary spirit, in 1895, an English Engineer, Mr. Edmund J. P. Norton planted the first vines importing them from France, thereby giving origin to what was the first winery in the area.
Almost 100 years later, Austrian businessman, Mr. Gernot Langes–Swarovski, travelled to Mendoza and experienced the same fascination for the region beauty, the warmth of its people, and the excellent conditions for vine growing. Supporting his decision in his intuition and in the fact that he was convinced of the high potential the vitiniculture represented in Argentina, in 1989, he acquired the Winery with the following firm aim: to make wines recognized worldwide for their quality. While executing this project, he appointed his son Michael as the person responsible for the management of the company, who, jointly with a team of local professionals started a new phase of investment, revamping and growth.
In that way, the incorporation of top-notch technology together with the knowledge and passion of people, have caused Norton to be the leading brand in exports and one of the country´s most important Wineries.
Our 5 farms have over 1200 ha fit for growing vine, 680 ha out of which are currently cultivated. Over 150 families of vineyard workers live and work there, sharing secrets and experiences from generation to generation. This knowledge and passion for the work, combined with the professionalism of our team of agricultural engineers result in products with excellence. View all Bodega Norton Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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