Bodega Noemia "Noemia" 2019
Noemia’s flagship wine which combines concentration with tremendous elegance and refinement. 100% Malbec from 74 year old vines. Spends 18 months in new French oak. Deep purple coloured, amazingly floral aromas with cherry, almonds and marzipan. The flavours are an explosion of fruit: sweet berries, strawberries and sherbet underscored by mineral tones with a beautiful underlying acidity and refined tannic structure that give this wine a character of elegance and delicacy.
"Noemia’s 2019 Malbec has done it again; Hans Vinding-Diers hit the mark with a superbly elegant, nuanced Malbec from Mainque, Rio Negro. Fermented in open casks, with 30% whole bunches, it was aged in casks and foudres for a year before being racked into used barrels for two more months. The grapes come from a vineyard first planted in 1932 and tended to as a garden ever since. As Vinding-Diers says: “We’re working to reveal even more of the magic of this vineyard.” The nose is a pure compendium of fresh plum and sweet and sour cherry along with violets and a hint of tea. The aging process flirts with revealing itself but is only really an insinuation. Things get even better in the complex mouth: the proportion of all the different parts – acidity, tannins and alcohol – ensures good balance and fits together in a way that they continue right to the finish where the whole becomes more than the sum. A deliciously detailed wine." Joaquin Hidalgo, Nov 2021, Vinous