2017 Domaine Nico Histoire d’A Pinot Noir (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Gualtallary, Mendoza, Argentina


A section of the Adriana vineyard, at an altitude of 1400m with a sloping north exposure. This has very fresh, ripe cherry and violet aromas with attractive, earthy spice. The palate has a very smooth and succulent feel. The tannins really curve and draw in impressive style. Dark-cherry and spice flavors hold long. Seamless fluidity. Drink in the next eight years.

95 points, James Suckling (Mar 2019)

Bright medium red. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of raspberry, spices and rose petal. A step up in silkiness of texture from the Grand Mère and Grand Père bottlings (the yield here is a moderate 40 hectoliters per hectare), with juicy acidity intensifying and lifting the flavors of brambly red berries, flowers and orange zest. This impressively concentrated Pinot combines a luxurious mouthfeel, sharp definition and serious energy in the manner of a very good Côte de Nuits Burgundy, a rarity for Pinot Noir in Argentina but proof that high-altitude, calcaire-rich sites in Uco Valley hold out great potential for this finicky variety. Finishes with suave tannins and excellent building length. (from Dijon clone 115 planted in 1998 on a south-facing limestone slope in Gualtallary, just ten miles south of the Catena family's Villa Bastías vineyard; vinified with 50% whole clusters)

93 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2019)

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