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2017 Saurus Patagonia, Argentina 'Select' Pinot Noir

2017 Saurus Patagonia, Argentina 'Select' Pinot Noir Zoom

This medium-bodied beauty offers notes of raspberry, strawberry, red currant, vanilla, white mushroom and toasted oak.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2017
Brand: Saurus
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About This Wine

Leonardo Puppato is great believer in allowing wines to speak for themselves.

The winemaker for Saurus puts that belief into every bottle of Saurus “Select,” a line of wines dedicated to reflecting the authentic character of Argentina’s Patagonia grape-growing region.

“The wine is naturally stabilized and unfiltered,” Puppato explains, “which means there is the potential for precipitates,” especially as the wine ages. By eschewing the filtering process, the wine becomes a true reflection not only of its region, but the specific vineyards that produced the grapes.

Puppato’s “natural” approach also comes into play when aging the finished wine. In order to maintain and underscore the fruit flavors, 60 percent of the wine was held in neutral stainless steel tanks. To lend mild toast and spice impressions, the remainder of the cuvee was aged in oak barrels, but only for 12 months. The result is a beautifully hued, medium-bodied wine brimming with fruit flavor.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Patagonia Growing Region of Argentina
  • Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Strawberry, Red Currant, Vanilla, White Mushroom and Toasted Oak
  • Aging Vessels:60% Stainless Steel Tanks and 40% Oak Barrels for 12 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2022
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:spicy grilled jumbo shrimp.

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  • Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
  • Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
  • Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
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