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.
- 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.
14 recipes match for this wine.
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 RecipeSmoked 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
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