Bodega Norton Finca la Colonia Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2009

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In 1885, the Buenos Aires to Mendoza railway opened, cementing the significance of this emerging wine-growing region high in the Andean foothills. Ten years later, Edmund Norton planted the first vines in Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo district. At 900-1100 metres, the altitude moderates the temperature, causing an extended ripening season, and also expose the vines to more ultraviolet light, which encourages the development of colour and tannin in the black-skinned varieties. The result is whites packed with vibrant flavour and good natural acidity, and well-structured, food-friendly reds. This Malbec offers up sweet and spicy aromas, reminiscent of black pepper. There is ripe red fruit on the palate, smooth texture and a harmonious finish.

Region: Argentina » Mendoza

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Winery: Bodega Norton
Color: Red
Varietal: Norton
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In 1885, the Buenos Aires to Mendoza railway opened, cementing the significance of this emerging wine-growing region high in the Andean foothills. Ten years later, Edmund Norton planted the first vines in Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo district. At 900-1100 metres, the altitude moderates the temperature, causing an extended ripening season, and also expose the vines to more ultraviolet light, which encourages the development of colour and tannin in the black-skinned varieties. The result is whites packed with vibrant flavour and good natural acidity, and well-structured, food-friendly reds. This Malbec offers up sweet and spicy aromas, reminiscent of black pepper. There is ripe red fruit on the palate, smooth texture and a harmonious finish.

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