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2020 Bodega Noemia A Lisa Malbec

Patagonia, Argentina

Tremendous high-end Argentinian Malbec, with silky layers of red and black fruits.

$55.00

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About
It very much embodies the kind of fresh, welcoming red that many Argentinian wineries are aiming to produce these days.

Alejandro Iglesias (Decanter)

About The Wine

Bodega Noemía is a collaboration between Danish winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers and Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, the heiress to the Cinzano empire.

Regularly cited as one of the top wineries in this part of the world, this Bodega is at the forefront of quality for the region.

Vibrant red and black fruits fill the nose and mouth, lots of concentration here. But this is a purer, less butch Malbec than other examples.

Much of the fruit for this lovely, layered wine is sourced from long leases from local growers, part of a plan to save these old vineyards from outside development.

About Bodega Noemia

Picture an Italian wine heiress and a renowned Danish oenologist restoring an old, unkempt Malbec vineyard in remote Patagonia, and then establishing a winery that continues to make some of Argentina's best wines.

That's the story of Bodega Noemia, on the banks of the Rio Negre in Patagonia in the central Argentinian high country. The heiress is Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, the oenologist Hans Vinding-Dier, though Vinding-Dier is now in sole control.

Malbec predominates of course, with vineyards of varying age, but there are smatterings of other red varieties such as Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot, and some Semillon planted. The Malbecs are smooth, joyous, cellarworthy wines, perhaps more refined than their Mendoza-based cousins to the north.

Misty vineyards of Bodega Noemia
Misty vineyards of Bodega Noemia
Patagonia, Argentina
Additional Info

From The Producer

All of the grapes come from producers in the Mainqué area with whom we have long-term lease contracts and whose vineyards are managed by our agricultural team throughout the year. The average age of these ancient clones in leasing is 40 years. The integration of these local producers allows us to contribute to the micro-economy of our community so as to help protect the heritage of these ancient vineyards, which permanently run the risk of being ripped off to use the land for other activities.

Blend : Malbec (90%), Merlot & Cab Franc
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vineyards of Bodega Noemia
Vineyards of Bodega Noemia
Patagonia, Argentina
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
Decanter Magazine

"An easygoing Malbec (which also contains 9% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) from Mainqué in Río Negro, Patagonia. It very much embodies the kind of fresh, welcoming red that many Argentinian wineries are aiming to produce these days. Bright violet in the glass, the aromatic profile features fresh plum and cherry, with hints of herb and balsamic notes. Light and voluminous with lovely freshness and gentle tannins, it will go well chicken, fowl and pork." - Alejandrio Iglesias (Decanter Magazine)

92Points
James Suckling

"Savory spices, dried herbs and stems on the nose with earthy blackberries and cranberries. Medium-to full-bodied with powdery tannins and savory, spicy berry fruit and some herbal accents. Drink or hold." - James Suckling

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