Malbec D.O.C. 2018

Bodega Norton

Malbec D.O.C. 2018

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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2018 vintage
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harvest note

The 2018 vintage was marked by higher volumes, but with optimal ripeness. The quality of the grapes was on par with previous very good-rated vintages. The summer started out warm but then cooled off during the harvest months of February, March and April. This, in addition to the low rainfall, gave rise to early ripening in the fruit, with beautiful natural acidity. The aromatic expression and smooth tannins show clearly that the 2018 vintage wines are excellent representations of the unique terroirs of Mendoza.

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: Mendoza
PH: 3.52
ACIDITY: 6.07 g/l
ABV: 14.3%
AGING: 100 % 12 months in first and second use french oak barrel and 12 months in bottle before release

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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