At 39 degrees latitude, Bodega Noemia is one of the most southern wineries in the world. The unique desert climate grants the vineyards desirable thermic amptitude that play a key role in the maturation of the grapes. Winds from the west make these vineyards virtually disease-free. Limestone bedrock and two rivers with mineral-rich water flowing from the Andes give the wine a distinct minerality. This elegant wine is named after the winemaker’s grandmother who enjoys bottles of this wine frequently with friends.
When most people think of Argentine wines, they think only of Mendoza, but there are other districts that make quality - and sometimes incredibly high quality - wine. South of Mendoza lies Patagonia, the home of Bodega Noemia, one of the star wineries of Argentina. It was founded by Noemi Marone Cinzano & Hans Vinding-Diers. Noemi previously owned Argiano in Montalcino, Italy, where Hans is still the winemaker. They fell in love with Patagonia and found some old vineyards on limestone, silt, tuff, sand, and gravel soils that are now biodynamically farmed and are the source for their best wines. A Lisa is their entry wine. Malbec: $125!!! Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez): 96 “The 2012 A Lisa is a fragrant blend of 90% Malbec, 9% Merlot, and a pinch of Petit Verdot from their estate vineyards planted in 2004 and grapes purchased from local growers. It is a wine of great freshness with notes of violets, lilies, pomegranates, wild strawberries, and chalk. The palate is medium-bodied but feels rather light on its feet with the freshness of blood oranges. It has great length and a mineral, almost salty finish. A great wine and a great value! Drink 2014-2017.”