"Oh my goodness, it's a stunner!"
When top critic (and Pinot Noir aficionado) Matthew Jukes tasted a previous release of the Schroeder family’s Patagonia Pinot, he did a bit of a double-take. A wine of this caliber for under $20 a bottle? Almost too good to be true – but it’s not. And just wait until you taste their flavor-packed 2014.
The Schroeder family have braved the elements in Argentina’s deep south since 1927, regularly winning golds and 90-plus Wine Advocate scores for wines “that master sommeliers should love.” Patagonia is home to some of the world's southernmost vineyards, where Antarctic breezes produce tiny, thick-skinned Pinot grapes – and wines that are much richer and riper than their French counterparts.
Here, you can look forward to red-berry fruit, edged with warm oak and coffee. Try chilling lightly in your fridge for about 15-30 minutes – this helps to brighten up the flavors and gives the wine a really refreshing character. Then serve with duck or meaty fish like salmon.
The Schroeder family's Pinot Noir is made in very small quantities – order today to ensure your share.