As Bodega Norton´s icon wine, Gernot was named after its owner Gernot Langes Swarovski. This wine is made from a careful selection of the finest Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, picked from Bodega Norton’s oldest estate vineyards. The unique blend is aged in French oak barrels for 16 months and then in bottle for another 14 months. Each of Gernot’s 4,988 numbered bottles expresses the spirit and vision of the winery.

95 Points
2016 vintage
95 Points
2016 vintage
Tasting Note

An intense, dark ruby red color. On the nose, there are complex and elegant aromas reflecting the character of this wine, which includes red fruit, spice and minerality. On the palate, the wine is velvety with harmonious tannins coming from the Malbec, followed by complex black fruit that persist in a long and vibrant finish.

Unique Selling Points
  • Named for the iconic owner of the winery, Gernot Langes Swarovski
  • A unique blend of Bordeaux varietals grown in vineyards up to 3,600 ft in altitude
  • Grapes are hand-picked and sorted prior to vinification
  • Aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months
  • Grown in complex soils featuring alluvial and sandy components

About the Grape

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc usually shows tart red cherry and wild currant aromas and flavors with an herbal, spicy character. In the Loire, esp. Chinon and Saumur-Champigny, this grape shows firm minerality.
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Malbec
Well-made Malbec is a dark, perfumed wine with rich, blackberry and damson plum fruit, aromas of violets and tobacco, and ripe, juicy tannins. In France, may be mineral, structured and austere.
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