Bodega Noemia Patagonia Malbec 2019


Bodega Noemia is one of the southern-most wineries in the world. A region of glacial origins with poor soil and limestone-rich bedrock, it benefits from the mineral-rich waters of the Limay and Neuquen rivers. First plated in 1932, the original pre-phylloxera rootstock of the vineyards was carefully resuscitated starting in 2001, and winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers oversaw the estate'd Massale selections in order to create tailored vineyard compositions. To amplify the terroir's signature in the final wines, fermentation is carried out using only indigenous yeasts. Committed to protecting this unique patrimony, almost all Bodega Noemia wines are produced in accordance with Argencert organic and Demeter biodynamic standards.

"Noemía's 2019 Malbec has done it again; Hans Vinding Diers hit the mark with a superbly elegant, nuanced interpretation of Malbec from Mainque, Río Negro. Fermented in open casks, with 30% whole bunches, it was aged in casks and foudres for a year before being racked into used barrels for two more months. The grapes come from a vineyard first planted in 1932 and tended to as a garden ever since. As Vinding Diers says: “We’re working to reveal even more of the magic of this vineyard.” The nose is a pure compendium of fresh plum and sweet and sour cherry along with violets and a hint of tea. The aging process flirts with revealing itself but is only really an insinuation. Things get even better in the complex mouth: the proportion of all the different parts – acidity, tannins and alcohol – ensures good balance and fits perfectly together in a way that they continue right through to a finish where the whole becomes more than the sum. A deliciously detailed wine" - 97 points, Vinous


Producer: Bodega Noemia

Country: Argentina

Region: Patagonia

Varietal: Malbec

Appellation: Alto Valle del Rio Negro

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml