Bodega Noemia

Bodega Noemia de Patagonia is an authentic project that brought Contessa Cinzano and Hans Vinding-Diers into the remote Rio Negro Valley of Patagonia. In 2000, they were inspired by the potential of the region after discovering exceptional wines from the 1930's and 1940's, cellared at the oldest winery in the area. A scouting mission of the Rio Negro Valley ensued, resulting in the purchase of the semi-abandoned Bodega Noemia property. At 39 degrees latitude, Bodega Noemia is one of the southernmost wineries in the world. This region has a history of glaciers, poor soil and, limestone-rich bedrock. Flowing from the Andes, the Limay and Neuquen rivers bring mineral-rich water to this arid zone. A desert climate at heart, a large thermal amplitude graces the property, and the Andes bestow constant winds on the area, virtually eliminating the threat of most diseases. Combined, these factors create an environment that is ideal for making mineral-rich wines with vibrant hints of fruit. The restoration of the vineyards began in 2001 with the goal of crafting fine wines that expressed the unique desert terroir. First planted in 1932, the original pre-phylloxera rootstock of the vineyards was carefully resuscitated, and Vinding-Diers oversaw the estate's Massale selections in order to create vineyard compositions tailored to the land. To further amplify the terroir's signature in the final wines, fermentation was carried out using only indigenous yeasts. The comittment to protecting this unique patrimony also led to the decision to cultivate almost all Bodega Noemia wines according to Argencert organic and Demeter biodynamic standards. The time and effort put into the vineyard has paid off with exceptional wines. The debut of Bodega Noemia's 2001 vintage was a critical success and each subsequent vintage has followed with impressive results, making Bodega Noemia one of the most acclaimed properties in South America.

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Bodega Noemia 'A Lisa' Malbec 2017
Vinous 92 "Bright ruby-red. Slightly wild but vibrant scents of blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, violet and game reminded me a bit of northern Rhône Syrah. Supple, lively and concentrated, conveying a restrained sweetness and Old World savoir faire to its intense but very smooth flavors of
Item Number: 30606
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Bodega Noemia Malbec 2014
95  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 96 "2014 was not an easy vintage in Río Negro, but I'd say the 2014 Noemía is a triumph over the natural conditions of the year. This is pure Malbec from a 1.5-hectare plot planted in 1932 with a massale selection (Hans told me at Noemía they are anti-clone!) that is certified
Item Number: 25073
Bottle:$72.95
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Bodega Noemia 'A Lisa' Malbec 2016
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of earth and spices with hints of berries and dried meat follow through to a medium body and soft and silky tannins. I like the smoky and decadent fruit on the finish. Drink now." ~JS  Wine Spectator 89 "Ripe with dark plum and fig flavors that are robust and filled

Bodega Noemia 'A Lisa' Malbec 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2015 A Lisa is mostly Malbec with some 9% Merlot and a 1% pinch of Petit Verdot, a wine that shows the potential of Río Negro in Patagonia and the style of Noemía at a very attractive price and at the same time is easy to drink. 2015 seems to be an excellent vintage in the

Bodega Noemia Malbec 2012
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 “A phenomenal nose of dried rose petal, dark chocolate, blueberry, and licorice. Full body, silky tannins and precise with length and finesse. Very complex. Drink or hold.” -J.S.  Wine Advocate 95 "The expressive and open 2012 Noemía from a ripe and warmish vintage has

Bodega Noemia Malbec 2013
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 "The clarity and precision in this wine shows incredible blueberry, blackberry, hazelnut, and hints of stone. Full body, amazing complexity. It goes on for minutes. Chewy yet offers a bright austerity. Drink or hold."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 97 "Still a baby, the 2013 Noemía is

Bodega Noemia 'A Lisa' Malbec 2014
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 “A blend from fruit grown in Mainque, in the heart of Río Negro, this includes grapes from the estate’s vineyards planted in 1932. While it’s the simplest of the Noemía wines, it is also the most adorable and fruity. It’s juicy and refreshing, lively, full of spicy details,

Bodega Noemia 'A Lisa' Malbec 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2013 A Lisa was from a fresh, cool growing season in Río Negro. The grapes fermented in stainless steel destemmed but uncrushed. Only 20% of the wine matured in barrel while the rest was kept in stainless steel until bottling just before the next harvest. It’s mostly Malbec

Bodega Noemia 'A Lisa' Malbec 2012
93  Wine & Spirits 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 A Lisa is a fragrant blend of 90% Malbec, 9% Merlot and a pinch of Petit Verdot from their estate vineyards planted in 2004 and grapes purchased from local grape growers. It is a wine of great freshness, with notes of violets, lilies, pomegranates, wild strawberries and a

Bodega Noemia Malbec 2007
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "Very fresh, with great acidity driving the fig, crushed plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, all laid seamlessly over a racy graphite underpinning. Shows great drive and focus, with gorgeous spice notes echoing through the lengthy finish. Perhaps not as dense as the

Bodega Noemia 'A Lisa' Malbec 2011
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "A racy red, with an earthy undertow to fresh crushed raspberry, boysenberry and currant fruit that remains light on its feet, with a long, floral finish. Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2016. 2,000 cases made."~NW  Wine Advocate 89 "The 2011 A Lisa has a