40 years ago, Hector and Pablo Durigutti were just boys, running through vineyards in Mendoza, dreaming of one day becoming a famous winemaking duo.
20 years ago, Hector and Pablo made and bottled their first wine under the ‘Durigutti Family’ label, a Malbec which signaled the beginning of their winemaking careers.
And just this year, the brothers celebrated their 20th anniversary, a journey which has seen them become major players in Mendoza, earn a timely Top 100 Wine Spectator appearance, build their own winery, acquire vineyards and build their childhood dream together into a reality. Success didn’t come overnight but what a journey it has been.
Despite having no family background in wine, Hector decided to study oenology in Mendoza before spending two years learning the tricks to the trade in Italy. Pablo went to work at the best winery in Argentina, Catena, and worked there during the first years at Durigutti before they had a winery or equipment of their own.
But as the critics started to pile on in their love for the wines, things happened very quickly for Hector and Pablo, and blossomed into the force to be reckoned with that it has become. Once again, the Durigutti brothers find themselves in an expansion project – a testament to the continued demand that the wines receive from Argentinians and world wine lovers alike.
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93 Points, James Suckling
Aromas of violets, hibiscus, crushed raspberries and rosemary. It’s medium-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins and bright acidity. Juicy and fresh with lots of bright berry and some zesty notes. Still tight. Drink from 2023.