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Initially a collaboration between an Italian countess and a Danish winemaker, Bodega Noemia was set up in the Rio Negro desert region of Patagonia because of its old Malbec vines and alluvial soils. One of the southern-most wineries in the world, the winery also manages closely vineyards owned by a number of other producers in order to create a micro-economy in the community and to protect the old vines that might otherwise be ripped up to be used for other, more profitable, activities. The ethos in the vineyards and in the winery is minimal intervention. No sulphites are added and grapes are produced organically and bio-dynamically.
Malbec accounts for c. 90% of the blend with the rest Merlot – a splash of Petit Verdot has not been added in 2019. The wine is only part aged in oak barrels so this is not a big oaky style Malbec but a more elegant style. The old vines make for complex flavours not least red berry fruits, ripe plums, blackberries and cocoa. The cool climate of Patagonia means that it has a softer style with smooth tannins and lower alcohol than many Argentinian Malbecs. The change to the Burgundian bottle is intentional - to reflect the style of the wine as a very elegant, refined, red wine rather than what is perceived to be a typical Argentinian Malbec.
According to the producer "A Lisa is a very versatile wine that can be enjoyed by itself, with pasta, red or white meat, or even fish"
93 points RobertParker.com Jun 2018
"The bottle of the red 2019 A Lisa has changed to a Burgundy bottle. 2019 was a very good overall vintage in the zone, a very complete year with nice balance. The wine was produced with some Merlot (there's no more Petit Verdot), and no sulfur was used in the grapes, which fermented in stainless steel vats for around 10 days with soft extraction. In fact, the wine finished fermenting without skins and matured for a short time in barrel, as the wine rotated between used barriques and stainless steel. This is the "village" bottling, and it has bright red fruit aromas and a layer of spices that is subtle and nicely integrated. This is harmonious and fresh, a good introduction to that part of Patagonia that is elegant and delivers very good quality for its price. The tannins are very fine, and there is beautiful balance. It's clean, juicy and precise, really pleasant and easy to drink. It has a vibrant palate with fresh acidity, really very impressive. With time in the glass, it develops a subtle note of orange peel that to me denotes freshness."