Privada Family Blend 2017

Bodega Norton

Privada Family Blend 2017

Region: Argentina / Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo
Grapes: 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

Originally reserved for the family’s private cellar, this exclusive high-end blend is the result of a request by the Swarovski family to create the best wine to enjoy among their friends. Its grapes come from the winery's oldest vineyards, between 50 and 90 years old. A truly unique wine, it is a special selection of the best barrels of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which results in a harmonious, complex and elegant blend.

95 Points

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2017 vintage
95 Points

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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

A deep red blend with rich aromas of black berries. Rich, smooth and elegant with a lingering finish given by the integration of the wine's three varietals.

technical data

GRAPES: 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
APPELLATION: Mendoza
PH: 3.44
ACIDITY: 6.15 g/L
ABV: 14.8%
AGING: 100%, 16 months in french oak barrel, and then 12 months in bottle before release

points of distinction

  • Unique blend of estate-grown Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
  • Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, followed by 12 months of bottle aging
  • One of the most awarded red wines from Argentina
  • Previously reserved solely for consumption by the Swarovski family
  • Fruit is hand-picked and sorted prior to vinification
  • about the grape +
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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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