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Bodega Noemia de Patagonia
A Lisa Malbec Alto Valle del Rio Negro

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 Neuquengive 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
Website: www.bodeganoemia.com
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
Trellising: Spalliera
Soil: Limestone, silt, tuff and gravel

Vinification
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.

Aging Process
Aged nine months - 50% in used oak barrels, 50% in cement tanks

Tasting Notes
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