Las Compuertas 2021, Durigutti Family Winemakers, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
For the Criolla, the grape skins are removed halfway through the fermentation process, resulting in a refreshing, light style of red. Its super crunchy and fresh with ripe cherry and a slight sour cherry twist, best served cool.
Brothers Hector and Pablo are passionate about expressing the characteristics of Argentina’s various terroirs along with freshness and bright, focused fruit, which is enhanced by their preference to age wine in concrete.
It all began in 2007 with the first five hectares of an old Malbec vineyard that the brothers acquired a few steps from the winery, on Callejón de la Reta. Since then, a path of recovery and revaluation of the history and traditions of an emblematic wine region of Lujan de Cuyo begins: Las Compuertas. Over the years, more hectares were added to the project, today 31, and they baptized this place with the name of their mother, as Finca Victoria. This work seeks to accompany the development of producers in the area who maintain their vineyards with pride in the face of the unstoppable advance of urbanization.
Coming from the Don Carlos de Danielle vineyard dating from 1943, this wine recovers the essence of wines intended for consumption by the people of the region. In order to preserve the expression of the varietal and its place of origin, the wine was fermented in cement eggs with native yeasts.