Thatís Sir Edmund James Palmer Norton Malbec Reserva if you please, ladies and gentlemen. Forget that Ėletís stick with Norton. When Sir Norton came to Argentina from England in the nineteenth century, he had no idea that he was to become a pioneer in South American viticulture. First, he had to build a railway that connected Mendoza, Argentina and Chile. Classically trained as an engineer specializing in railway bridges, Sir Norton eventually started looking for other opportunities.
In 1895, he founded the first winery in the area. Importing vines from France to his newly founded vineyard in the district of Perdriel, Edmund grew his vineyards and his family, some of whom are still involved in the family business.
This Malbec is brimming with spicy blackberry, and black cherry fruit that make it very approachable from the first sip. The tannins are soft and silky. This wine will pair wonderfully with sausage, game, beef, and a chilly evening on the front porch as we usher in the spring warmth.