Familia Durigutti wines are made by brothers Hector and Pablo Durigutti. Hector first became known for his work with Altos Las Hormigas. He was one of the founding partners and the winery’s first winemaker. For the past few years he has been bringing us wines made under his own label. The vineyards have been under organic practices for many years and will soon be certified as such. Only native yeasts are used and filtration is kept to a minimum.
Bonarda vine cuttings were brought to Argentina by Italian immigrants from Piedmont in the late 1800s. Current thinking suggests that what is known as Bonarda in Argentina is in fact not related to the Italian grape of the same name, but instead a second Italian grape called Dolcetto, also from the Piedmont. Héctor and Pablo are passionate about the potential of Bonarda in Argentina, and use low yielding, late-picked fruit for this bottling. Aged in stave-studded cement tanks (first use American oak) for 18 months. Unfined and unfiltered.