Durigutti Family Winemakers
is a project
to make the
wines we enjoy.
Our land provides
the essential components
and our challenge is to
interpret these to transform
them into wines of
excellent quality.

2018 continues to bring good news for the Durigutti Family Winemakers winery. Another of the recognized international wine critic, the American James Suckling, published his last report with several wines of the winery awarded with 90 points and more.
Among the outstanding mentions, it leads the ranking with 95 points of our top of the line wine, DURIGUTTI FAMILIA 2012, followed by two varieties of the Black Label that expresses the mixture of the different terroirs of Mendoza: DURIGUTTI CABERNET FRANC 2017 with 94 points and DURIGUTTI BONARDA 2017 with 92 points.
Completing this latest report by James Suckling other flagship wines of the brand have been highly valued: Durigutti Malbec 2017 (Black Label) and Durigutti Reserva Malbec 2016, both with 90 points.

As part of the special activities of a great long weekend, on Easter Thursday we share with wine enthusiasts a high-end gourmet lunch. Integrated into the “five experiences” program, our winery was chosen by Chef Mauro Menéndez to combine a tour of 5 wineries through Luján de Cuyo, 5 wines and 5 steps in a menu of great flavors. Tomaticán from Cuyo on country bread with firewood, lacquered gizzards in Malbe’s arrobe, eye of steak with embers, grilled lamb and roasted quince were the delights enjoyed by the assistants paired to the chosen wines of Durigutti and Lamadrid in the courtyards of our old mansion.

Students from Mendoza (from the Integral School of Huerto) visited us for the first time to participate in a playful and educational activity in order to value the culture of work and wine as cultural heritage. We received them at Finca Victoria, our vineyards in the historic region of Las Compuertas, and harvested these grapes for a whole day, learning from the effort, care and value that this raw material has for all Argentines. Wine is also culture and we join the challenge of preserving and transmitting it from generation to generation.

On March 21 and 22, customers of the wine cellars Soil and Winemakers respectively enjoyed wines and talks for wine enthusiasts. With the presence of our winemaker, Pablo Durigutti, Proyecto Las Compuertas was presented to continue discovering the new brands of the winery in the neighborhoods of Palermo and Barrio Norte.

As part of the commitment of Durigutti Family Winemakers and Lamadrid Estate Wine with education, we bet on the new generations of wine professionals to accompany them in their training. They visited us during March, month at full harvest, students of the EAS (Argentine School of Sommeliers), the EAV (Argentine School of Wines) and the EAG (Argentine School of Gastronomy.

As part of his annual wine report, the specialized journalist Tim Atkin, awarded our recent launch to the market, Proyecto Las Compuertas, with excellent scores. The Cordisco 2017 with 92 points and the Malbec Cinco Suelos 2016 with 94 points confirm that this path chosen by Héctor and Pablo Durigutti to express the potential of this origin will bring great satisfaction.

At Finca Victoria, exploration is part of the regular study of the origin. That is why the closing of February brought from the hand of our agronomist Carlos Vázquez the plantation “en vaso” of the typical Italian red wine variety, native of the south (Avola, Sicily) as a novelty.

More than 40 Master of Wine representatives from different markets (United States, UK, Canad and other European and Asian countries) visited Mendoza and other producing regions to appreciate the present and future of Argentine wine. Among the outstanding activities our Cordisco and Malbec Cinco Suelos of Proyecto Las Compuertas had participated with excellent results in the technical seminars focused on diversity and expression of emblematic Malbec from the first zone, Luján de Cuyo. As part of the activities of the micro region Las Compuertas, next to Vistalba, we organized a small fair of producers with selected wines from these areas. This was an opportunity to establish rounds and mini clinics of the wines representing this origin and our winery with Proyecto Las Compuertas, Carmela and Victoria.