Blending Mendoza tradition with Italian heritage
MALBEC
VINTAGE 2009
MALBEC
VINTAGE 2010
MALBEC
VINTAGE 2011
Red color with slightly violet reflexes. Complex bouquet of red, ripe fruits, and vanilla notes. Freshness and long finish.

Red color with violet reflexes. Very delicate bouquet of distinctive and intense aromatic expression.Soft tannins, long finish.

Intense, vibrant red color. Complex bouquet of vanilla and slightly matured red fruits, in particular notes of cherries. Strong character.
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1900
An Italian arrives to Mendoza
Angel Furlotti, who had already set up a wine dynasty close to his Italian home town of Parma, arrives in Mendoza at the end of the XIX century. He and his wife Adalgisa Meli have 10 children. Being already and expert and someone who is familiar with the secrets of the soil, he very quickly became an important producer of grapes.


1910

1910 Immigrants in the wine industry
Year in which the young Republic of Argentina celebrates its hundred years of existence and in which in Mendoza around 1000 wineries already existed, 80 per cent of them were owned by immigrants.

Malbec arrives to Mendoza
Malbec was introduced to Mendoza by French immigrants. Malbec soon delivered great results and today is Mendoza's most famous grape. The mendozinian Malbec grapes are of excellent quality, hard to find in other places, even in France. A lot of Malbec vineyards are located in Chacras de Coria, Lujan de Cuyo.

1917 Recognized internationally
The wines of Bodega Furlotti, namely "Furlotti" and "León" were granted the diploma of honor and the Gold Medal at the Milan wine faire.

1920
1920 Los Reyes
Bodega Furlotti owned 2000 hectares of vineyard. It produced 1,4 million liter of wine each year. Don Angel Furlotti was called "the king of the grapes". His wine, called "León" (Leo) already was a king.

1921
His sons Atilio and Esteban return from Europe and start working for the company which then carried the name: "Furlotti Hnos y Cia". Don Angel buys 1000 hectares in Agrelo and gave that finca the name "La Colonia".

1927
The Maipú Sport Club ist founded. Among those who built the club were three Furlotti brothers: Arturo, Roberto, Medardo and the Meli brothers. The main activities were footboall, boxing and fencing.
1930
1930 The Great Depression
The wine went down the stream. A lot of wine was produced during this period, but it was of very little quality. The way out of this economic disaster was to pull out the old vines and plant "that French grape", which had fewer yields but was of much better quality.

1930 The Moretti family
The Morettis were a family of lawyers who had come to Mendoza in the XVIII century. Pedro Moretti became a public figure in Mendoza, when he became a judge and later was a member of parliament. He then became Senator for the province and the dean of the Faculty of Economics ( UNC) University and a public prosecutor. He also was an outstanding chess player who married Lila Elías, a piano teacher.

1936
In 1936 Pedro Moretti and Lila Elías buy a finca of two hectares of Malbec vines in Chacras de Coria, of a French woman, whose name was Gabriela. The vines had been planted in 1916.

1936 First Wine Festival
For the first time ever in Mendoza grape producers celebrated the harvest in 1936, which attracted many tourists. The National Wine Festival even published a stamp which was promoting the wine industry. At this day the celebration of the grape harvest is among the five most popular of its kind in the world.

1938 Virgin of Carrodilla
Year of the first harvest festival day, where the grape growers show their gratitude to God for the harvest in the presence of the " Virgin of Carrodilla", patron saint of the vines. Her image was brought to Mendoza in 1911 and is today at the parish of Carrodilla, Lujan de Cuyo.
1940
1940 The Second World War (1939-1945)
In the 1940s 80 per cent of Mendoza's vines were "French grapes" : Malbec among others . By that time most of the Furlotti brothers have already incorporated themselves into the family company, which was run by Arturo Furlotti. Bodega Furlotti was still growing.

1946 Mendoza sings
For the first time the song " Canto a Mendoza", written by Guillermo y Horacio Pelay (lyrics) and Egidio Pittaluga (music).
1950
1950 Year of the nation's hero General San Martín
San Martín, a national hero, who had liberated big parts of South America from colonial rule used to praise the wine of Mendoza. When he and his army crossed the Andes in 1817 his 113 mules carried, among other things, wine as a source of energy for the soldiers.

1951 Equal rights!
For the first time in Argentina women were allowed to vote, women became public figures not only in the entertainment industry but also in politics and the business world. In Mendoza they fought for their bodegas and vineyards building the foundations for their future in the wine industry in Mendoza.

1958 Social responsibility
In 1958 the Italian Hospital was built in Mendoza and Bodega Furlotti helped to build it.
1960
1960 Bodega Furlotti – a huge player in the wine market
Until 1960 Bodega Furlotti has grown extraordinarily. It owned 2050 hectares of vine and it produced 400.000 hectoliters of wine. In 1960 Mafalda is created, a comic strip drawn by the mendozian artist Quino. At parties people used to dance to the rhythms of Palito Ortega or The Beatles, the girls dressed in miniskirts – and a lot of wine was consumed.

1961 Mendoza celebrates
In 1961 Mendoza celebrated its 400the anniversary and at the grape harvest celebration tribute was paid to the history of the province. The wines of Bodega Furlotti were among the most popular with the Argentinean consumer. Mainly its brands Rojo "Trapal", Fundación de Mendoza" and "Selección Furlotti" were extremely popular. In the 1960s it was a very powerful enterprise.

1964 Reason to celebrate
The Moretti and the Furlotti families unite through the marriage of Lila and Medardo. They have three children: Silvina del Carmen, Gabriela Adalgisa and Maria Juliana. This made the later creation of Finca Adalgisa possible. Silvina and Juliana followed the footsteps of their grandfather Pedro Moretti and became lawyers working in the legal system. Gabriela meanwhile follows another family tradition and inserts herself into the wine business.
1970
1970 Times of crisis
The majority of the bodegas went bankrupt. The 1970s were a time in which a lot of wine was produced, but of bad quality. Bodega Furlotti's brand " Rojo Trapal" is still one of the biggest selling wines. In the 1970s the company was divided and weakened. Several family members worked their vineyards and bodegas by themselves. Medardo C. Furlotti had fincas in the Uco Valley, in the famous Altamira and a bodega in Lujan de Cuyo. He made a wine called "Adalgisa".

1978 Furlotti in Chile
Pablo Cremaschi Furlotti, the grandson of Don Angel Furlotti, together with his father revived the family tradition in Chile and establishes a brand known for its quality. The wines come from the vineyards called "El Peñazco" in the Loncomilla valley, which get their water from the river Maule.
1980
1980 The end
The end of Leon, the leo. The enterprise is sold.


1990
1990 Part of Mendoza's history
The Casona de Santa Rosa, the old mansion, located in the Sáenz Pena Street in Lujan de Cuyo, where the Furlotti brothers had been raised is listed as a historical monument. In Chile the trademark "Cremaschi Furlotti" is beeing created. His other label "Tierra del Fuego", wins important medals. At the moment the company exports to 30 countries.

2000
2000 Creation of Finca Adalgisa.
Lila Moretti and her daughter Gabriela Furlotti transform their summer finca in Chacras de Coria into the first rural hotel of its kind: Finca Adalgisa. In 2003 they build Mendoza's smallest bodega, where only the Malbec grapes from the finca are being processed. They produce around 5000 bottles of fine Malbec every year.

2004 Year of the Malbec
Finca Adalgisa bottles its first Malbec, a wine, which is the result of the union of two families (Moretti-Furlotti), made with the passion of a new generation, loyal to their tradition.
2010
2010 More to harvest
Finca Adalgisa produces its first Extra Virgen olive oil with the Finca's own olives (Arauco).