Pinot Noir

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Patagonia, Argentina
Appellation: Patagonia
Vineyard location: General Roca, Alto Valle del Río Negro, Patagonia
Producer: Humberto Canale
Bottle: 750ml
Harvest: Mid-March

Description

The berries are carefully handpicked in small containers and timely delivered to the winery, 1 km away from the vineyard. Yield: 8.000 Kgs per hectare Crafting: Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 48-72 hours, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature (25° to 27°C) in 9.000-liter concrete vats, for a 20-day period, with periodical use of rack and return technique.

The next step is the malolactic fermentation and later ageing of 15 to 20% of the volume in French oak casks for 7 months, followed by the bottling and further bottle ageing for 6 months before its release.

Ageing potential: 5 years.

Tasting notes: The wine, elegant, delicate and complex, shows an attractive garnet color. On the nose, notes of spice and candied fruit accompany nuances of fresh red berries such as strawberries and cherries. Its ageing in oak contribute with subtle notes of vanilla. In the mouth, its attack is sweet and complex, followed by the sensation of a light body and unctuous quality Sweet tannins and well roundness give the wine a long and persistent finish.

Pairing notes: A juicy magret, grilled medium-rare, spare-ribs on the grill, full-flavored fish in rich sauces and pastas.

Suggested serving temperature: 16° to 18° C Technical notes: Alcohol content: 14 % vol. Total acidity: 4.72 gr/L Residual sugar: 2.68 gr/L.