Very old and noble in Argentina, it was one of the varieties introduced by means of selected genetic material. Although the area with this grape stock has increased in last few years, the amount of Pinot Noir still wines in the market has not experienced a similar increase. A large percentage of this grape is used for making sparkling wines. The Argentine Patagonia produces wines capable of being cellared for several years.
According to the different clones – it is the variety that produces faster mutations- its colour goes from ruby to intense red, always keeping its characteristic raspberry, beet and earth aromas.
History: French lineage, native of Borgoña. It is part of the classical blending of champagne with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. It arrived in Argentina with the importation of selective material. It achieves outstanding notes in colder zones as Rio Negro and Uco Valley.
Surface: 1,047 hectares.
Leaf: some folding and little contortion, medium-sized, dark green and three and five-lobed.
Cluster: small, quite full, cylindrical and winged.
Berry: blue black, small with soft pulp.
Wine: the colour is light blue, with Bordeaux hues. Aromas with touches of very mature grapes, generous and robust tannins; with aging it can develop notes of coffee and snuff. It expresses its potential in colder zones and gives low yield.