Alto Limay Pinot Noir Select 2018
PINOT NOIR 2018
2nd week of March 2018
100% Pinot Noir
R4 – 60%
777 – 40%
HARVEST & BUNCHES SELECTION
Handpicked; cluster selection at winery
With selected yeasts in open top stainless steel tanks
Whole cluster for three days at low temperature, then eleven-day fermentation and finally four-day maceration at low temperature
100% in stainless steel tanks
40% aged for eight months in new French and American oak barrels (medium and medium plus toasted) and 60% in stainless steel tanks Naturally stabilized wine, bottled without filtering.
Lic. Leonardo Puppato
Vibrant red in the glass with fresh floral aromas mingling with red currants, strawberries, and raspberries. A medium-bodied pinot noir with ultrafine tannins and a refreshing balance between fruit, mushroom, and mineral notes, with hints of spice and cocoa from aging in oak barrels.
James Suckling 91
About the Winery
Alto Limay is the collaboration between Paul Hobbs Selections and Familia Schroeder to develop Patagonia Pinot Noir. This frontier winegrowing region, with short, sunny summers and low vigor soils is perfectly suited for Pinot Noir. The consistently windy conditions requires poplar tree windbreaks on all sides of each block and leads to thick-skinned berries with deep color and rich aromatics that yield expressive and nuanced wines.
Located in San Patricio del Chañar in the province of Neuquén, 380 miles south of Mendoza at 1,100 feet elevation.
The sandy, silty soils are strewn with pebbles and rocks, on a base of limestone bedrock. The constant wind and well-drained soils contribute to the high evaporation rates that keep the yields naturally low. The Limay River brings snowmelt from the Andes, creating the only farming conditions in this otherwise desertic part of Patagonia.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Rosé
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