Bodega Nqn

NQN is an absolute showcase property and the vanguard of the next generation of producers in Argentina. The winery is a technical marvel with complete modern technology available to the winemaking team. The winery itself, is buried into the earth (ala opus one) to best maintain the humidity and the temperature necessary for making world class wines. Owners Luis Maria Focaccia and Lucas Nemesio have rolled the dice as pioneers in the rapidly growing wine region of Patagonia. Over Ten Million Dollars have been invested in this property, which is an unheard of sum for an Argentine winery start-up. An empty river valley just a few short years ago, the San Patricio del Chanar Valley was identified as an ideal locale with the combination of soil, available water, which is always a challenge in this desert with almost no annual rainfall, and climate. Several intrepid entrepreneurs began to develop this site as an eventual rival to Mendoza producing world class wines in Argentina. The vineyards of NQN are laid out in a block system with each block varying slightly. Different clones, rootstocks and the vine spacings allow a great deal of complexity in the final blends. A very high percentage of the wines at NQN see time in oak. The complexity and concentration of our wines are quite impressive. The future shines brightly for NQN.

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Bodega NQN 'Malma' Pinot Noir 2018
“In Mapuche language, Malma means pride. We have decided to call “Finca La Papay” to this first generation of Malma to pay tribute to a visionary woman who, at the beginning of the 20th century, chose this Patagonian land to make her family dreams and prosperity come true. Malma wines are produced
Item Number: 32661
Case: $131.40

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Malbec 2018
“Malma wines are produced from manually harvested grapes from selected vineyards, and aged 9 months in French and American oak. This adds a layer of complexity while the fresh fruitiness of the wines is maintained and their unique Patagonian personality preserved. Intense red color with purple
Item Number: 32295
Case: $131.40

Bodega NQN 'P15' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
“Picada 15 owes it’s name to one of the many old dusty and stony roads running across the arid landscapes of Argentine Patagonia and which cross our vineyard in San Patricio del Chañar. Fresh, fruity and expressive, each varietal reveals its unique varietal personality. Ruby red color. Complex
Item Number: 22841
Case: $95.40

Bodega NQN 'Picada 15' Malbec 2018
" P15 owes its name to one of the many old dusty and stony roads running across the arid landscapes of Argentine Patagonia, and which cross our vineyard in San Patricio del Chañar. Intense purplish color. Aromas of red fruit, particularly morello cherries and plums with a subtle hint of violets.
Item Number: 16403
Case: $95.40

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Pinot Noir 2017
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"Finely textured with plenty of sandalwood and cardamom notes to the cherry and dried berry flavors. Hints of black licorice and brick show on the complex finish. Drink now through 2020."~KM

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Malbec 2017
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 “This is loaded with raspberry and red plum flavors that are full of verve. Lengthens out nicely in the middle, featuring notes of forest floor. Offers a crisp, spicy, finish, with hints of dark chocolate. Drink now through 2020.” ~KM  “Intense red color with purple highlights.

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Malbec 2016
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91“Dark-berry, walnut and orange-peel aromas follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a savory finish. Pretty balance of fruit, tannin and acidity here."~J.S.

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Pinot Noir 2016
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90“A firm and silky red with dried-strawberry, cherry and lemon character. Medium body and chewy tannins. Crisp finish. Drink or hold.”~J.S.

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Malbec 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of fresh porcini mushroom, dark berry and earth follow through to a full body with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. So delicious now."~J.S.  Wine Enthusiast 91 “From vines planted in 2001 in San Patricio del Chañar, in the Neuquén region, this is seductive

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Pinot Noir 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A ripe and rich wine with raspberry, plum and lemon aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, bright finish. Walnut undertone. Drink now."J.S.  Wine Enthusiast 90 “Delicious in its simplicity, this is a vin de soif. Filled with raspberry and cherry flavors, with an inner energy

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Malbec 2014
"Intense red color with purple highlights. Aromas of red fruit such as fresh raspberries, plums, and cherries. On the palate, it is intensely fruity with hints of violets and vanilla contributed by the wood. Complex wine with a good structure and soft tannins." ~ Winery notes

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Pinot Noir 2014
Winery Notes"This Pinot Noir opens with jammy black fruits that give way to savory flavors of spicy sausage and truffle. This shows the complexity that Patagonian Pinot Noir offers."

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Pinot Noir 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"A focused and sexy pinot with earth, foie gras and dried strawberry. Full-bodied yet very refined with a glycerol and round textured finish. Long, long finish. Excellent. Drink or hold."~J.S.

Bodega NQN Coleccion 2006
91  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 91 "The 2006 Coleccion NQN Blend is composed of 60% Malbec, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from estate vineyards and aged in French oak for 15 months. Purple-colored, it offers up a toasty, spicy nose with black cherry and black currant aromas. This leads to a

Bodega NQN 'Picada 15' White Blend 2012
"An interesting blend of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon Blanc, and 5% Pinot Noir. Picada 15 White is yellow in color with green tints. The wine displays aromas of tropical fruit, pink grapefruit, with hints of apples and pineapple coming from the Chardonnay. A young and lively wine that is crisp

Bodega NQN Picada 15 Red 2012
"40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 10% Pinot Noir. Expressive nose of black fruits, spices and floral notes; easygoing, lacking only complexity." - JM

Bodega NQN Picada 2005
87  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 87Best Buy"This lighter-bodied blend has a lot in common with a good Côtes-du-Rhône. It’s mildly spicy but also quite fruity; the nose exudes red-berry and cinnamon aromas, while the palate is warm and just slightly oaky. A nice bistro wine."