Located in Argentina in the Rio Negro region, Bodega Noemia was founded by two enthusiasts, Italian Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano and wine producer and Danish winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers. The acquisition and restructuring of the vineyard of an old wine estate founded in the 1930's made it possible to unveil in 2001 the first vintage of the estate, which achieved immediate success. Over the course of the vintages, Bodega Noemia has developed a range of wines with great finesse, from old vines planted in a mosaic of exceptional terroirs.
This cuvée J Alberto Malbec 2017 by Bodega Noemia is made from grapes harvested from a vineyard of 4 hectares planted in 1955, with north-south exposure and distributed across 5 plots, each with its own soil type (graves, sand, clay, limestone).
Cultivated with the principles of organic agriculture and biodynamics, this terroir stands out for its massal selection, in which each vine is genetically different from the other. Irrigation is carried out by flooding, as is traditionally practiced within this region.
The winter was cold and particularly humid. Spring frosts in November affect yields by 20%. While the beginning of the summer was cool, February, March and April were marked by a combination of warm days and cool nights.
The winemaking and ageing
The harvest date was set according to the soil type and ripeness of the fruit in each plot. The harvested grapes were 85 to 90% de-stemmed. Parcel-by-parcel winemaking with a constant search for freshness and balance. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tank. Rapid pressure-pressing before malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. The aging process, which lasted 11 months, was carried out in ovoid casks, in cement (30%) and in French oak casks.
This J Alberto Malbec 2017 by Bodega Noemia blends Malbec (95%) and Merlot (5%).
Food and wine pairing
This fine Argentine wine will pair ideally with white meats, veal, game or white fish.
For an optimal tasting, serve between 14 and 16°C.