Malbec, Durigutti
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Malbec, Durigutti - 2021

Item # 15988 750mL

Malbec is the name of the grape variety that makes this hearty Mendoza red wine. At Durigutti's small winery in rural Luján, Héctor and Pablo Durigutti craft various artisan wines including this delicious Malbec. Pair with steak tacos.

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It had to be smash burgers. Homemade, forming the ground beef into cylinders and putting them in the freezer for fifteen minutes before smashing/frying in the cast iron pan so they finish pink in the middle and crispy crunchy brown on the outside. And it had to be a Malbec, but which one? I reached for the Durigutti and suddenly everything made sense. 100% premium Malbec sourced from old vines, most of them planted in 1928. Dark cherries, blueberries, plums, lavender, earth, and cloves on the nose. A creamy, rich, medium-bodied palate backed up by silky-smooth tannins makes you wonder how you only paid nineteen bucks for this wine as it smashes way above its weight. Héctor and Pablo Durigutti produce wines that highlight the distinctive qualities of old vines with a perfect balance between tradition and innovation.

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About the Producer

Mendoza, Argentina At their small winery in rural Luján, Héctor and Pablo Durigutti craft three small-production Malbecs and two of the country's best examples of Bonarda. Héctor is considered one of Argentina's top authorities with regards to both the Malbec and Bonarda grapes. He first became known for his work alongside Alberto Antonini as one of the co-founders of Altos Las Hormigas -the...

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Ever tried a sparkling Malbec? A Patagonian Pinot Noir? Argentine winemakers have long been in a position to experiment, most often with very tasty results. Many grapes flourish here, but none have been as commercially successful as Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the great undiscovered gems is Torrontés, a fresh, aromatic white variety that is best enjoyed young. The red Bonarda grape is another approachable yet little-known variety that thrives here. If you prefer your red wines spicy,...

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Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular over the years, even in its Bordeaux home. Its South American renaissance has ensured, however, that...

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