The Lote Single Vineyard series includes three Malbecs that have been selected as representations of the terroir and distinctive features of the vineyards from the three estates of Bodega Norton in Mendoza: Lunlunta, Finca La Colonia and Agrelo, which are each located at the foot of the Andes Mountains. With this exclusive high-end line, Norton focuses on its estates and the origin of the grapes as a key factor of the wine quality to grant consumers a sensory experience: the chance to enjoy the qualities of each terroir and compare them. As a selection of wines made from the vineyard, the winemakers' challenge is to get the best grapes from the best vineyards of the winery. La Colonia Estate, located in the west part of Agrelo, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, stands out by the firm tannins it lends to Malbec grown there. The grapes for this wine come from a specially-selected plot, featuring a medium-depth alluvial soil along with plenty of silt, clay and boulders.

94 Points
2019 vintage
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
Displays an intense red color. Fresh, spiced and intense aromas. An outstanding wine with great concentration and fresh character, displaying ripe plum notes. Its silky tannins result in a long finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with dry-aged ribeye steaks, blue cheese, and pommes gratinée.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
APPELLATION: Lujan de Cuyo
PH: 3.49
ABV: 15%
AGING: Aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels followed by 12 months of bottle aging.
Unique Selling Points
  • Single vineyard Malbec from Norton's Finca La Colonia estate vineyard
  • Aging regimen includes 16 months in new French oak barrels
  • Grape clusters are specially selected in the vineyard for optimal quality

About the Grape

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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