“Oh my goodness, it’s a stunner!”
When top critic (and Pinot Noir aficionado) Matthew Jukes tasted the Schroeder family’s Patagonia Pinot Noir a few vintages back, he did 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 acclaimed 2016, sporting a prestigious gold medal from the notoriously difficult China Wine & Spirits Awards.
The Schroeder family have been braving 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.”
Key to the Schroeders’ decades of success (aside from genuine skill and dedication to quality) – the Patagonian climate. Patagonia is home to some of the world’s southernmost vineyards, where icy Antarctic breezes and intense sunlight conspire to 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 very lightly in your fridge for about 15 minutes – this helps to brighten up the flavors and gives the wine a really refreshing character. Then serve with duck, pork or meaty fish like salmon.
The Schroeder family’s Pinot Noir is made in very small quantities – order today to ensure your share.