- Bodega Noemia Malbec A Lisa Patagonia 2013 Product #30448 (In Stock)
Forget Mendoza – the “hot” source for vibrant, layered, and food-friendly Argentine Malbec is increasingly the far southern growing region of Patagonia. Elegant red fruit gets accents from beefy, savory, notes of broth and thyme in a wine of silken texture and long, lingering, finish.
"Bright red-ruby. Aromas of raspberry, smoked meat, spice box, flowers and minerals had me thinking of both Syrah and Gevrey-Chambertin. At once seamless and energetic, showing terrific definition and lift to its rather wild flavors of dark berries, smoked meat and sandalwood. Sappy, savory Malbec with suave tannins and clinging red fruit and smoke flavors." Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points
"The 2013 A Lisa was from a fresh, cool growing season in Río Negro. The grapes fermented in stainless steel destemmed but uncrushed. Only 20% of the wine matured in barrel while the rest was kept in stainless steel until bottling just before the next harvest. It's mostly Malbec with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, a mixture of estate-grown grapes in their property in the desert in the Valle Azul, and others from leased vineyards in Mainque. The nose is extremely fresh, floral and elegant, with notes of bright cherries and even some reminiscences of blood oranges. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, slightly grainy tannins and great freshness, quite light on its feet. This is drinking very nicely now, but has great balance to develop in bottle. Superb quality for the price."Wine Advocate 92 points