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.
91 POINTS - Vinous
"This is the first vintage of this Pinot Noir to go on the market. Made from grapes from the most southerly vineyard in the world, on the 45o 30’ parallel, it then spent 20 months in French casks. Cherry red in the glass. The nose offers rose, earth and undergrowth plus hints of cedar, black tea and tuberose. Gentle in the mouth, with heightened, packaged freshness leavened a little by the fine tannins, which also bring out the profile. Oaky, fruity finish."-- Joaquín Hidalgo
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.