2019 Domaine Nico Grand Pere Pinot Noir Mendoza

$29.95

Domaine Nico is the world’s first extreme-high-altitude parcela Pinot Noir, and a labor of love for Dr. Laura Catena (who named the winery for her daughter). Parcels are tiny with 15 individual microvinifications on deck to achieve just the right effect for each. Yields for Grand Pere, located in a shadier section, are extremely small but the red fruit flavor is intense. Fine, silky tannins support a long finish.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Roy Urvieta
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French oak, 25% new and 75% second use
Appellation:
Mendoza
Sub-Appellation:
Uco Valley
Vineyard:
Villa Bastias
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1049299
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

Aromas of dried violets, currants, sour cherries, porcini mushrooms, cocoa and lemon zest. It’s full-bodied with tight, fine-grained tannins framing chewy layers of spiced, dried and ripe fruit. This needs time to open and soften. More fruit-forward than the other four bottlings this year.