Malbec D.O.C. 2017

Bodega Norton

Malbec D.O.C. 2017

Region: Argentina / Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo
Grapes: 100% Malbec

Luján de Cuyo was the first Appellation of Origin for Argentine wines. The D.O.C. classification signifies that all the grapes come from Lujan de Cuyo, and have had an aging process of at least one year in oak barrels and one year of bottle aging before release. The grapes for the D.O.C. come from Bodega Norton's Agrelo, Perdriel, and Lunlunta estate vineyards, all located within the boundaries of the Lujan de Cuyo wine growing region.

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2017 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017 growing season in Mendoza featured very low yields but very good quality from the grapes that were harvested. The season began with a very cool spring which brought some frosts in September and October. January brought considerably warmer temperatures before returning to historically average temperatures in February and March. The dry summer growing season brought optimal ripeness to the red varietals, which were harvested from early March to mid-April. The wines show good balance between maturity, ripeness, and acidity.

tasting note

Deep red in color with violet hues. Aromas feature ripe red fruits and black pepper spice with friendly tannins on the palate, and long, well-rounded structure and finish.

food pairing

Pair with rich flavors like braised meats, osso bucco, mushroom sauces, and sharp, nutty cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Malbec
APPELLATION: Lujan de Cuyo
PH: 3.56
ACIDITY: 5.55 g/l
ABV: 13.9%
AGING: 100% aged in first and second-use French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by 12 months of bottle aging.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.95

points of distinction

  • Made completely from Malbec grown in Lujan de Cuyo, the 1st winemaking appellation in Argentina
  • Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, followed by 12 months of bottle aging
  • The D.O.C. name signifies the wine is made according to the appellation's strict standards
  • Made to age up to 5 years after release.
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Founded in 1895, Bodega Norton is one of the most awarded Argentinean wine brands in the U.S. with more than 150 international wine awards to date. Bodega Norton combines a modern, state-of-the-art facility with rich heritage and old world charm.

– David Bonomi, Chief Winemaker

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