This is a call to all lovers of rare & exceptional wines. If you are a savvy wine drinker and adventurer, you’ll absolutely adore today’s offer, -the 95pt 2019 Domaine Nico Histoire D'A Pinot Noir,- and here’s why:
There are three factors that we need to be discussing to fully comprehend the magnitude of this remarkable bottle: The region, the winemaker, and the wine.
The Region: Gualtallary, Uco Valley
It's no secret that Uco Valley in Argentina is one of the most celebrated new world wine regions. This place has a charm like no other. Inside Uco Valley, there’s a hidden gem, a place James Suckling refers to as “Mendoza’s Montrachet”, known as Gualtallary, and today, it is one of the most acclaimed regions in the world.This region is known for producing extremely high-quality wines like no other region in the country.
The Winemaker: Laura Catena
How can we even begin to describe Laura Catena, MD? If you haven’t heard of her (which I doubt) she’s a legend, a huge name in the wine industry and one of the most celebrated vintners worldwide. Everything Laura touches turns to gold. She’s the current director of her family winery Catena Zapata, where, according to The Washington Post, since she took the position, “Catena wines are increasingly unique and expressive, and currently among the best in the world.”Laura was named one of one of the "Top 25 Wine Innovators" by Grape Collective, one of the “World’s Top Women Vintners” by The Oprah Magazine, and was called“the face of Argentinian wine”by Travel and Leisure, just to name a few of her achievements. Did I mention that she’s also a Medical Doctor?
The Wine: High-Altitude Argentinian Pinot Noir
Domaine Nico is Laura’s personal project, it started thanks to her love for Burgundian Pinot Noir. Laura works with legendary winemaker Alejandro Vigil to produce the “world’s first extreme high-altitude Pinot Noir parcela.” The result is a dream come true: A sexy 100% Pinot Noir that Vinous Media accurately described: “A nose is shaped by the variety and the aging process, offering notes of rose, sour cherry, and damp earth alongside cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is expansive but also finely grained-and precise. An acidity lends vigor and lightness without affecting the silky, velvety feel.”
This wine was featured as #2 of the best 5 Pinot Noirs from Argentinain Tim Atkin’s wine Report. A stunning wine that stole our hearts: A seductive 95pt High Altitude Argentinian Pinot, produced by one of the “World’s Top Women Vintners”at less than $40/bottle!