2013 Bodega Noemia De Patagonia Noemia
"The estate is situated in the Rio Negro Valley, which is 620 miles South of Buenos Aires, 280 miles East of the Andes, 310 miles West of the Atlantic and a further 1240 miles from Tierra del Fuego. In other words, it is located in the middle of the desert. The valley’s microclimate is under the influence of two rivers deriving from the Andes, the Neuquen and the Limay which form into the Rio Negro, which throws itself into the Atlantic. The Rio Negro valley is an ex glacier which is 310 miles long and 15,5 miles large at 250 yards above sea level. In 1828, the British colonies, having observed the large amounts of water flowing in the river, decided to create channels which would irrigate the valley thus forming a type of oasis in the middle of the desert.
After making wine from our Noemía single vineyard since 2001, we have localized the various different “lots” (plots) and have ended up by dividing the 1,5 hectare into 5 “lots”. Each one having differences in soil composition and exposure to the natural elements.We pick each lots at different times due to the diverse maturity the different soils provide.
The vineyard is 1,5 hectares. The vines were planted in 1932. The vines are pre phelloxera period, “pied franco” and Massale selection, meaning that each vine is genetically different unlike the common clonal type. All of our 11 hectares of estate vineyards are both cultivated organically Bio-Dynamically and are certified by Argencer & Demeter.On the farm we produce ourselves 7 out of 8 Bio-Dynamic preparations (502, 503, 504, 506, 507) with exclusively our own raw material.We also do our own horn manure (500) and Bio-Dynamic composts." - Winery