2020 Domaine Nico "Histoire d'A" Pinot Noir, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
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ABOUT THIS WINE
In both La Savante and Histoire d'A we use whole clusters during fermentation to highlight the texture and graininess of the wines. Histoire d'A is a generous due to great sun exposure, with cinnamon, cloves, and perceived sweetness to the tannins. Fermented with 40% whole cluster and indigenous yeast in Oak roll- fermentor of 600L. 10-12 day maceration with malolactic fermentation in barrel.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Domaine Nico is the world's first extreme high-altitude parcela Pinot Noir. It is an unusual location for the New World with limestone soil of alluvial origin and cool climate and a labor of love for the Catena family.
The vineyard is named after Laura's daughter, Nicola, whose name pays homage to Nicola Catena, Laura's great-grandfather and founder of the Catena winery in 1902.
Laura has been in love with Pinot Noir since her first travels to France as a teenager. A self-avowed francophile, Laura studied French throughout university. She has a lifelong obsession with authors Sartre and Camus, as well as with the Louvre and the Centre Georges Pompidou, where she has spent countless hours.
With Domaine Nico, Laura borrows from France in the names of the wine parcels and in the concept of individual terroirs, but also plays with the words to give the wines a modern twist that’s reflective of their style.