A pioneer in the Uco Valley, Bodega Piedra Negra was established in 1996; François Lurton was the first to plant vines in the foothills of the Andes Cordillera, at an altitude of 1100 m.a.sl., in semi-desert conditions in the middle of what would become the Geographical Indication of Los Chacayes (the poor, gravelly, alluvial soil is reminiscent of Pessac-Léognan in Bordeaux).
Drawing on expertise acquired all over the world, he immediately introduced environmentally friendly growing methods, and his 99 hectares of vines are managed organically and in adherence to biodynamic principles.
In addition to Argentine selections of Malbec, the estate also grows French clons of the grape (known as Cot).
Piedra Negra was the first to plant Pinot Gris in Argentina, and have also championed the promotion of Friulano.
Piedra Negra Alta Coleccion Pinot Gris
Piedra Negra Alta Coleccion Malbec Organic
Piedra Negra L'Esprit de Chacayes Malbec