Domaine Nico Pinot Noir Grand Mere 2020
|Region||Argentina, Uco Valley, Vallée d’Uco|
"Sliced mushrooms, cranberries, sour cherries, lemons, dried flowers and oyster shells on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant with tight, seamless tannins. Salty, mineral undertones. Serious pinot. Try after 2024." James Suckling 94 points Drink 2023-30
The 2020 Grand Mère Pinot Noir is a single-vineyard Pinot Noir from vines planted in the Domingo Vineyard, which is cooler than the one used for Grand Père, at 1,120 meters in altitude in Villa Bastías in Tupungato by the river. The Domingo Vineyard has a lot of stones, but the warmth is compensated by a southern exposure. The wine has moderate ripeness and alcohol, 13.5%, and a delicate profile, but it shows the effect of the warmer year. The oaking is neat, but the imprint of the year in Pinot is quite high; it's quite transparent, also with the soils. It has a varietal profile, clean and harmonious, with spicy flavors and fine tannins. 13,080 bottles were filled in December 2021.
The 2020 Pinot Noir Grand Mère from Villa Bastías, Uco Valley was aged for 15 months in 15% new barrels. Cherry red in the glass. The nose presents notes of rose, dried flowers and sour cherry against a woody backdrop. Skinny and light on its feet with a fairly smooth texture, clove flavors develop at the back of the mouth along with twists of wood and wax. A warm vintage.