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A County Winemaker at Large, in Patagonia, Argentina

Sometimes I have the honour of posting for Broken Stone Winery. Here are my thoughts about my vintage in Patagonia. Salud!

Candace Battig, a member of the Broken Stone Winery crew, is spending the summer in Patagonia, Argentina at Bodega Noemia  where she is working in their lab and creating some cutting edge Pinot Noir.   She joins us as a guest blogger…

“There’s energy in the wine”, says Hans as he pulls a sample for tasting from the 2015 Noemia barrels. And he’s right — there is an energy in the wines of Bodega Noemia. Produced from biodynamic grapes picked at their peak ripeness the wines have an energy about them.

Visiting yet another southern wine region on the brink of the growing season, I have cemented my conviction that the best wine comes from grapes that are grown on the edge. These liminal places provide the perfect combination of climate and earth to create the most incredible fruit — and from incredible grapes comes divine wine.

It’s every winemakers aspiration to…

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