Padrillos Pinot Noir Valle de Uco 2018
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Padrillos Pinot Noir Valle de Uco 2018

Padrillos Pinot Noir Valle de Uco 2018

SAQ: 13425956  $17.95

There is a sea of beautiful, big, and bold wines coming from Argentina that can satisfy anyone’s craving for a big, juicy steak on the grill.   In terms of a red wine, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are the most famous varieties coming from Argentina that fits this style and it certainly has its time and place to shine.  However a tamer, more delicate style is also warranted this time of the year, and there can be lots of pleasure, enjoyment and value found in a cool climate Argentinian Pinot Noir like the Padrillos Pinot Noir, coming out of the Uco Valley.  It has that perfect balance of ripe fruit, spice, tannin and freshness. The Padrillos has the versatility to be enjoyed all on its own, or in keeping up with the Argentinian BBQ theme, stand up to any protein you might feel like throwing on the grill.

Padrillos has pretty and ripe notes of strawberries, raspberries and red currents with bits of floral notes, like violet.   The spice and vanilla shows up mid way through the palate and is very well integrated.  Too much oak in a Pinot can ruin the wine but here, it marries well with the other impressions of the wine and is just enough to add suppleness and complexity. The length is quite nice and finishes on notes of crunchy red fruit, spice and earth.  Pinot Noir can be a tough grape to get right, but they have done a great job here. A crowd pleaser for even the toughest Pinot critics – a pretty and elegant style that packs awesome value and flavour.

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