Bodega Piedra Negra Alta Coleccion Malbec 2012
Has a bright, clear, and intense ruby color. On the nose, aromas of summer berries dominate with light hints of black pepper. O the palate, the concentration is nice and the red fruits give volume to this wine. It is well structured with soft and harmonious tannins. A long finish with notes of coffee. Serve with roast beef with red peppers, beef stew with red wine, white meat accompanied by pasta, or cheese (Comte, Saint-Nectaire).
100% Malbec. Bodega Piedra Negra is owned by Francois Lurton, who comes from a family of Bordeaux winemakers. Francois Lurton and his brother, Jacques, set up a wine consulting firm in 1988 in order to discover exceptional wines and terroirs. In 1996, with the initial aim of producing wine for the Argentinean market, they purchased desert land and established Bodega Piedra Negra in the Uco Valley, much to the amusement of many who laughed at the idea of growing grapes on the arid landscape. Today, the Uco Valley is peppered with famous wineries and has become the most-talked-about wine region in Argentina, and arguably the whole of South America. A harsh and extreme climate at the foot of the impressive Cordillera mountains, with a high altitude and volcanic ground composed of Piedra Negra ("black rocks")—this is Bodega Piedra Negra's terroir. The wines that come from this region are full-bodied yet smooth, intense, and varied, which is typical considering their grape variety. They are also very pleasurable wines.