Hand picked Pinot from Patagonia that has seen 40% spend 12 months in oak barrels. The remaining Pinot rested in stainless steel tanks to retain the bright and fresh characters. Intense red in colour with a hint of brick on the rim. Violets, red fruits mineral, earth and much more on the nose with a hint of oak at the finish. Round, plush, soft tannins, medium body and moderate acidity. Therefore I suggest you serve with duck in a rich sauce. You can drink the wine from now into mid term future.
Sitting happily in San Patricio del Chañar Valley of Patagonia Argentina is Familia Schroeder. This is a new winemaking area in the country and the world. They have 140 hectare of rocky, ice melt irrigated vineyards. They feature warm days and cool nights, frequent wind and low humidity. Full flavoured, elegant wines that faithfully represent the peak ofPatagonia.
Further south than our beloved Tasmania, this is the coolest of the cool regions in Argentina. There is a lot of scope for cool climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. That means sparkling wine is a natural for this part of town. That being said, full bodied Malbec of outstanding quality is still a viable product down here too.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.