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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Bodega Aniello

Aniello 006 Riverside Estate Pinot Noir

Patagonia :: Argentina

http://www.bodegaaniello.com.ar/english/home.html

Estate::

Bodega Aniello is a small winery looking to explore the value of the ancient winemaking tradition of Patagonia, while keeping a connection with one of the owner’s Italian roots.  There are many similarities between Bodega Aniello in Patagonia, and the ancient family wine cellar in Sorrento, Italy.  In a second stage, another 20 hectare estate with an old winery within was purchased. The winery was originally built in 1927, and the estate had 1 hectare of old vineyards planted back in 1932 and 4 hectares planted in 1947.
Sustainable agriculture and an integrated management of the vineyard together with reduction of carbon-trace projects has become the path we have chosen out of respect for nature and as a legacy to our children. We are migrating from conventional to sustainable agriculture, a system that benefits by using natural alternatives for fertilization, pests, disease and weed prevention.

The name 006 derives from the cadastral nomenclature of the estate: one of the few vineyards in Argentina, located next to an actual flowing river. Indeed, the image on the label depicts all of the elements of the varied alluvial-type soils that characterize the vineyard.

Grape varieties::

Pinot Noir

Vinification::

The grapes are hand harvested at our own estate in Mainque, Upper Rio Negro Valley and they go through a cold maceration. Fermentation takes place in small concrete tanks in a slow, temperature controlled process with 30% of the cluster.  Using both indigenous and selected yeasts, malolactic fermentation also takes place in tanks.

ageing::

A portion of the wine has been oak-aged for 12 months.

appearance::

Ruby red

nose::

Lovely aromas of strawberry, cranberries and rose petal.

taste::

Medium-bodied, with earthy minerality makes this an excellent food-friendly wine with elegant structure and finish.

Food pairing::

Pink-fleshed fish such as salmon, ocean trout and tuna.

Closure::

Cork composite.

Ratings::

91 Tim Atkin, MW

90 Wine Spectator

 

% alc./vol. ::

12.7