Dangerous terroir makes for some deadly-good wine, that’s for sure. Otronia’s vineyards in southernmost Argentina are subject to staggeringly strong winds and rainfall as low as 200mm/year. The unique characteristics of ‘Patagonia Extrema’ work to develop a wine with elegant, complex aromas, natural acidity, and great phenolic maturity.
92 POINTS - Vinous
The 2018 Pinot Noir 45o Rugientes was made with grapes from Sarmiento in the heart of Chubut and was aged for 18 months in foudres. A light garnet color. The nose offers damp earth, mushrooms and nutmeg with a hint of roses. Compact on the palate, the flow is slightly watery with accomplished freshness, a voluminous feel and a pleasantly fruity finish." -Joaquín Hidalgo
91 POINTS - James Suckling
"Earthy aromas of button mushroom, roots, onions, cranberries and lemon zest. It’s light-to medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. A more unusual, savory yet juicy expression. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
91 POINTS - Gismondi on Wine
"Bodega Otronia is all about extreme wine growing, from its most southern position in Argentina. Desert-like conditions and winds that can top 110 kilometres per hour make just getting to harvest an achievement, but as we know, the closer to the edge you get, the better the wine. Cool, delicate, and amazingly elegant, this pinot noir has a sophisticated wildness that captures your attention immediately. Red cherries and fresh strawberries, and a persistent cinnamon spice easily grab your attention. Best of all is its amazing silky palate throughout. A beautiful newcomer."
91 POINTS - Descorchados
Red fruits such as cherries and strawberries are detected, combined with spicy notes such as black pepper, cinnamon, and mineral touches, very characteristic of this peculiar terroir. It is necessary to let the wine open to discover the multiple aromatic layers of this great Pinot Noir from Patagonia.