At 39 degrees latitude, Bodega Noemia is one of the southernmost wineries in the world. The unique desert climate of this area grants the vineyards desireable thermic amplitude that play a key role in the maturation of the grapes. Considerable winds from the west make these vineyards virtually disease-free. Limestone bedrock and two mineral-rich rivers of the Andes, the Limay and Neuquen, give the wine a distinct taste.
This elegant blended is named after the winemaker’s grandmother who enjoys bottles of this wine frequently with friends.
Owner: Countessa Noemi Marone Cinzano, Hans Vinding-Diers
Winemaker: Hans Vinding-Diers
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 90% Malbec, 10% Merlot
Vineyard Location: South side of Rio Negro
Orientation: 25 degrees South to North
Elevation: 660 ft
Soil: Limestone, silt, tuff and gravel
Hand-harvested grapes are cold soaked for four days (1/5 in 2,500 L open cement tanks, 4/5 in stainless steel). Fermentation for two weeks using natural or controlled yeasts. Frequent pump-over and manual plunging. Malolactic fermentation without battonage. No filtration.
Aged nine months - 50% in used oak barrels, 50% in cement tanks
Color: Dense violet and plum
Bouquet: Dark berries, cherry and cocoa
Flavor: Excellent structure with fruit notes of cherry and cassis; medium-bodied with balanced, persistent tannins
Pairings: Pairs well with fish, white meats and red meats
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 65°F
Production: 57,000 bottles