Bodega Aniello SOIL Blanco de Pinot Noir 2016
This is a white wine made from red grapes of Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noir), from their vineyards in Mainque, Chacra 003, in the upper Rio Negro Valley, with clay soil and a strong tendency to retain humidity, allowing a slow and complete maturation for this early variety. With compact and small cluster, Patagonian Pinot Noir achieves its best expression giving particular and distinct characteristics, specific to the region.
Pale yellow color with golden flashes, denoting its origins. The nose expresses seriousness, white flowers, citrus notes, austere. On the palate, elegant and pleasant with notes of wild strawberry, good volume and balanced acidity that refreshes the mouth.
An ideal accompaniment to seafood, cheese and pasta with soft sauces.
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir.
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“Soil” should really be soils, as this comes from a combination of sand, stones and silt. Red fruity, with some savoury tannins, stylish French oak and notes of umami and forest floor, this is a well-made cool climate Pinot Noir.
In a second stage, another 20 hectare estate with an old winery within was bought. The winery was originally built in 1927, and the estate had 1 hectare of old vineyards planted back in 1932 and 4 hectares planted in 1947, all of a masale selection of pre phylloxera Malbec.
One of the most southerly regions on the globe for fine wine production, Patagonia has experienced extraordinary vineyard expansion since the early 2000s.
Patagonia vineyards occupy the lower foothills of the Andes at 1,000 to 1,600 feet. Here cold air drops at night from incredibly steep elevations—the Andes reach well over 15,000 feet in this zone—a phenomenon that produces drastic diurnal shifts. Cold nights contrasted with hot summer days produce grapes with striking color, full ripeness, great finesse and aromatic intensity.
Favored for its luxury brands, the Patagonia wine growing region of Argentina focuses on a diverse array of international varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillón and Viognier among the white grapes, and Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon for reds.
There are hundreds of white grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles.