Bodega Piedra Negra
In Argentina’s Uco Valley, Bordeaux vigneron François Lurton and his team create wines in harmony with nature.
Wines from Bodega Piedra Negra are blended from grapes grown on the estate’s 130 hectares of vineyards, all of which have been certified organic for 10 years. In fact, all the winery’s sustainability focused practices aim at rebuilding a balance in the vineyards in response to the ongoing impacts of climate change.
Agroforestry has been practiced in the vineyard for the third year now, and the winery is increasingly relying on botanical surveys—which have identified 100 species thus far, with expectations of tripling that number—to ensure biodiversity. Bodega Piedra Negra also conducts DNA soil studies to better understand the functioning of the fungis-mychorizal network of the soil and how the vitality of the soil reacts to the incoporation of a biodynomical compost year after year.
The highly regarded Chacayes and Bodega Piedra Negra wines benefit from this stringent attention to sustainable farming practices that will help preserve the vineyards’ balance for decades to come.