$145.00 (per case $435.60)
The vines for Noemia's top cute were planted in 1932 and are pre-phylloxera, massal selection ungrafted rootstock; each vine is genetically distinct, unlike those which are cloned. On the farm, they produce 7 of the 8 biodynamic preparations (502, 503, 504, 506, 507) ourselves with our own organic material and make our own cow horn manure (500) and biodynamic composts. The vineyard is divided into 4 plots and each plot is managed independently to optimise the care of each one and allow a specialised approach.
Then each plot is fermented separately in four open French oak fermenters, specially customized for us by the cooper Surtep.
|Format:||3 x 750ml|
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Noemía is a wine produced with the Malbec grapes from a 1.5-hectare plot of vines that was originally planted ungrafted in 1932 and has been farmed organically and biodynamically since 2006. The vines are surface-irrigated three to five times per year. The 2015 Noemía is from a slightly warmer and riper year than the 2016 (which I also tasted next to this). The grapes are picked by soil type (sand, sand and small stones, clay and lime) at different points in time. It fermented in 2,500-liter custom open-top oak fermentors with 10% to 15% whole clusters and natural yeasts, and the wine matured in 600-liter oak demi-muids for 18 months. The 2015 Noemía is expressive and open, with slightly darker fruit, some graphite notes, hints of spices and smoke, a touch of varnish and slightly more noticeable oak than the 2017 I tasted next to it. It has a slight earthiness on the palate along with some dusty tannins and deep flavors with some chalky tastiness and a dry finish, ending almost salty. 3,600 bottles were filled unfiltered in December 2016.
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