Alto Limay Pinot Noir 2015, Patagonia, Argentina


Alto Limay Pinot Noir 2015, Patagonia, Argentina

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Alto Limay is a joint project between Paul Hobbs Imports and one of Paul’s consulting clients to explore and develop Patagonia Pinot Noir. Youthful and fresh, nuanced and expressive, Alto Limay Pinot Noir explores frontier winemaking in Patagonia, where wind is one of the dominating elements in winegrowing. The Limay River joins the Neuquén River to form the Rio Negro, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean and separates Patagonia from the Pampas. The vineyards are located in San Patricio del Chañar, in the province of Neuquén, and with a short growing season, Pinot Noir is perfectly suited to this region. 100% Pinot Noir. Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted. Primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Three-day skin contact at low temperature with CO2, then 10 days fermentation followed by 5 days maceration at low temperatures. 30% aged for 3 months in French and American oak barrels. Bright red color, expressing red fruit such as red currant, raspberry, and strawberry. Earthy notes with touches of minerality are subtly balanced with hints of vanilla and cocoa. Bright and juicy on the palate, the texture shows ultrafine tannins.

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