Norton Finca La Colonia Colección Malbec 2023


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A deep red colour with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruit, cassis and black pepper, with more fruit and a touch of spice on the palate - elegant and smooth with a long finish.

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£13.59 per bottle

RRP: £16.25 (save 16%)

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Winery: Norton

Sold in cases of 6 bottles
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Located in Mendoza at 1100 metres above sea level, Finca La Colonia is Bodega Norton’s main estate vineyard. Grapes for the Colección range are hand-picked from vines that are at least fifteen years old.

Fermentation with selected yeasts lasted for seven days and was followed by a fifteen-day maceration period and a 100% natural malolactic fermentation. Fifty percent of the wine was aged for twelve months in first- and second-use French oak barrels.

Data sheet
RRP £16.25
Vintage 2023
Alcoholic strength 14.0%
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Subregion Luján de Cuyo
Grapes Malbec 100%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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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. One visitor to Mendoza, an English engineer called Edmund Norton, was so struck by the beauty and potential he saw there that he established a winery bearing his name, and in 1895 planted the first vines in Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo district.

Almost a century later, Gernot Langes-Swarovski was similarly struck by Mendoza and its vineyards; in 1989, he acquired Bodega Norton and set about transforming it into the world-renowned winery it is today. Both men rightly recognized the special nature of the area. At 900-1100 metres, the altitude moderates the temperature while exposing the vines to more ultraviolet light. The result is whites packed with vibrant flavour and good natural acidity, and well-structured, food-friendly reds.

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