Convinced of the nobility of Malbec, this wine was born out of Francois Lurton’s desire to make a refined and elegant Argentine Malbec – very expressive and aromatic, it is very “Burgundian” in style. The first vintage was produced in 1999. The fruit is carefully selected from the best Malbec vineyards, in the hills surrounding Mendoza. The grapes are 100% Malbec (50% Argentine Malbec, 50% French Malbec, ‘Cot’). This wine has become a benchmark of the Malbec aromatic expression. It owes its name to the black mountains of the Andean foothills.
Savoury and expansive with red fruit, notes of sweet plums and berries can be tasted. Then, they mix with coffee and vanilla notes coming from the wood. Voluminous, fruity with violet notes. Elegant tannins, the soft notes of the wood can be perceived and it has a persistent ending.
90 points Wine Enthusiast
Slightly grassy herbal-leaning plum and berry aromas include a note of pencil shavings. This feels solid and not too heavy. Roasted berry and cassis flavors don’t vary or evolve in front of a slightly reedy tasting finish. Drink this maturing, middle-aged Malbec through 2019.
Awarded Silver Medal
New Zealand International Wine Show 2017