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