Lote Negro is the maximum expression of the Valle de Uco and its terroir, which together with the passion of the winemaker creates a wine characterized by its representation of all the qualities and aromas that are typical of a Malbec. And when combined with the elegance of Cabernet Franc, it makes this blend a balanced wine, ideal for discovering the incredible Valle de Uco.

93 Points
Wine Advocate
2017 vintage
91 Points
2017 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
Deep red color with ruby notes. Fruit aromas, such as blackberries and raspberries, are combined with spiced notes and mint. The wine has great concentration, which can be attributed to the intense fruit and elegant character.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 60% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Franc
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 6.22 g/l
ABV: 14.9%
AGING: 100% aged in new French oak barrels for 12 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Sourced from Bodega Norton's estate vineyards in the Valle de Uco
  • A unique blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc grown over 3,100 ft above sea level
  • Grapes are hand-picked and sorted prior to vinification
  • Aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 12 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.
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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