Barda 2014


Barda 2014 play

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Argentina / Patagonia
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Barda is made with fruit from our 20-year-old vineyard, along with our “Treinta y Dos” (32) and “Cincuenta y Cinco” (55) vineyards, all located in the Rio Negro Valley within Patagonia. The grapes are picked in the early morning, before storage and de-stemming in a cool room to retain maximum freshness and acidity. 100% de-stemmed grapes are fermented in small, round, 100 hl cement tanks to maximize skin contact. The grapes undergo a 3-day cold maceration - the must is pumped over 1-2 times per day to maximize extraction of color, fruit and tannins. Fermentation on natural yeasts lasts about 2.5 weeks at 79 - 82°F. After fermentation, half the wine is racked by gravity into new French oak barrels of the highest quality; the other half goes into cement tanks. Natural malolactic fermentation lasts about 1.5 months, on the lees, after which the wine is racked once. Barda is aged in barrels and tanks for a total of 12 months.

91 Points

2014 vintage
91 Points

Wine & Spirits

2014 vintage
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harvest note

The 2014 harvest in Patagonia was not impacted by the unusually wet conditions which affected northern Argentina regions, such as Mendoza, compressing total harvest times to a matter of weeks. The harvest in Patagonia began slightly earlier than is typical due to a mild heatwave in February, however heavy rains did not reach the region until after harvest. Yields in 2014 were slightly below average, though grapes avoided issues with pests and overall quality is considered good.

tasting note

Smooth with dusty berry, plum and caramel flavors, this elegant Pinot Noir has aromas of spice – medium-bodied with delicate, fine-grained tannins, the finish is satisfying and composed.

food pairing

Pairs well with roast beef, salmon, swordfish and pastas with meat or seafood sauces.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Patagonia, Argentina
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 5.21 l/b
ABV: 13.2%

points of distinction

  • 100% biodynamic and organic Pinot Noir
  • No mechanization is used at any stage of harvest or winemaking
  • Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels
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“I wanted to make pure, authentic Pinot Noir with its own special character—and then I found these forgotten, old vines in Patagonia….”

– Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, Owner

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