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Bodega Noemia de Patagonia
Noemia Malbec Alto Valle del Rio Negro

Planted in 1932, this 3.7 acre vineyard consists of pre-phylloxera Malbec vines. A green harvest in mid-January reduces yields to concentrate flavor. The vineyard is divided into four lots based on soil composition and exposure, and are then harvested as they reach maturity. Grapes are harvested in the morning and are transported on refrigerated trucks to preserve their nuanced character.

Owner: Countessa Noemi Marone Cinzano, Hans Vinding-Diers
Website: www.bodeganoemia.com
Winemaker: Hans Vinding-Diers
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Malbec

Vineyard Location: North side of Rio Negro
Orientation: East-West
Elevation: 660 ft
Vines Planted: 1932
Trellising: Guyot
Yield/Acre: 2 tons
Soil: Limestone, silt, tuff, sand and gravel

Hand-harvested grapes are manually destemmed berry by berry. Free run juice from is cold soaked for 10 days in 2,500 L cement tanks. Fermentation for three weeks using natural yeasts. Select ripe stalks from vineyard are placed in the tanks for the entire fermentation process to aid the yeasts and add polyphenols. Frequent manual plunging. Gravity fed into new, French oak barrels from the finest coopers in France. Malolactic fermentation for three months. No battonage. No filtration.

Aging Process
Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep violet with garnet edges
Bouquet: Intense dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate and spice notes
Flavor: Well-balanced and elegant; well-integrated fruit, tannins and acidity; persistent, long finish
Pairings: Pairs well with lamb, red meats, game and is a great accompaniment to cheese boards

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 65°F
Production: 3,100 bottles