Wine Piedra Negra, "Gran Lurton" Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviews of purchase Piedra Negra, "Gran Lurton" Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine rich ruby color.
The powerful, full and rounded taste of the wine is filled with tones of red berries, blackcurrant and ripe fruit, reveals subtle tannins and delicate acidity, leaving a pleasant, spicy finish with a sensation of sweet fruit.
The complex, multifaceted aroma of wine is gradually revealed in a glass with notes of mint, red berries, dried herbs and spices.
Wine will be a great addition to rich meat dishes, game, seasoned cheeses.
Piedra Negra, "Gran Lurton" Cabernet Sauvignon - dry red wine made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grape varieties, the two most important red varieties of Argentina. Francois Lurton launched Gran Lurton as one of the first wines in his line to prove the greatness of the terroir of the Uco Valley, of which he became the discoverer. More than 20 vintages of this wine have already been created, called by critics one of the best expressions of the Cabernet Sauvignon, with an incredibly complex and structured character - powerful, fruity and very fragrant, with a predominance of notes of black fruit and raspberry. The vineyards are located in the foothills of the Cordillera at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level, on stony volcanic soils. The semi-arid, arid climate provides the grapes with a lot of sunlight and heat, the night temperature rarely drops below 10 ° C, but the daytime temperature often rises to 40 ° C. “Green picking” is carried out in the vineyards, when a few grapes are left on the vine a couple of months before harvesting, and the rest are cut - this helps the remaining berries to get more nutrients and subsequently give more saturated, concentrated wines. Harvested by hand in late April and early May. Maceration lasts 7 weeks. Then malolactic fermentation takes place and for 14-16 months the wine is aged in barrels, 85% of which are made from French oak, the rest from American. At the end of the aging process, the wine is blended and bottled.
Wine "Gran Lurton" Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the gold medal of the "Wine Challenge International Awards" in 1996
Francois Lurton, a pioneer in the development of the land of the Uco Valley, built his bodega Piedra Negra in the heart of 200 hectares of virgin land, applying the experience gained throughout his life in different wine regions of the world. After lengthy exploration of several regions of Argentina, Francois settled on the arid and rocky Uco Valley, where the composition of the soil resembles the gravel of the Pessac-Leonian appellation, and planted his first vineyard on the semi-desert foothills of the Coldierrier. The Chacayes district, where the first vines were planted, subsequently gave the name to the best wines of François Lurton.
The choice of location for the vineyards was successful due to the climatic conditions of the high desert and infertile alluvial soils with high drainage of the Uco Valley, and especially the Chacayes region. The impressive volcanic soils deposited with the Coldierre rivers, with black boulders, gave the name Bodega Piedra Negra , which means “black stone”. Today, Uco Valley is the most talked about place in Argentina and throughout South America. Francois Lurton, the first to come to this deserted and inhospitable region, is rightfully considered the discoverer of the great terroir of the Uco Valley.