At a tasting at work after hours on Friday, Liz contributed this nice little bottle of Argentine Pinot Noir showing big fruits and painting a picture with tones of red ripe cherries, chocolate and mocha followed by a very nice smoky finish. Worked very well with a Manchego cheese from Murray's.
Long autumns, cold winters, rainless temperate summers, ideal conditions for obtaining optimum ripeness and big body. Average summer temperature: 23º C and minimum winter temperature: -4º C. Average annual rainfall: 220 mm.
Aluvial, calcareous sand. Permeable, supported by stones and gravel. 1% east-west inclination.
8 months in French oak.
Yield of Vineyard
70 qq/ha 49 hlts. / ha.
Pinot Noir 100%.
One very light filtering.
Alcohol 14%, pH 3.68, Total Acidity 5.21 g/l, Residual Sugar 2.65 g/l
White meat - Small game, such as quail and pheasant - Soft cheese.