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Mariflor 2014 Pinot Noir

About the Producer
  • For Michel and Dany Rolland, Mariflor is “a Place, a Wine and a Concept” that has materialized through their two decade enchantment with, and immersion in, the country of Argentina. The estate is named after their first-born daughter, Marie (“Marie-Flor”) the suffix meaning “flower” in French.
  • The Mariflor vineyards cover 247 acres, of which 148 acres are so far planted to a variety of grapes: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc as well as Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
  • The winery, “Bodega Rolland” is composed of 54 small thermos-regulated concrete vats, unique in the region, designed under the supervision of a Bordeaux specialist, and equipped to handle grapes by gravity and a battery of wooden tanks.
      About the Wine

      Grown at 3600 feet. This comes from estate's 4 ha. of Pinot vineyards on the uppermost section of the Clos de los Siete vineyard in Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza.

      Vintage: 2014 | Wine Type: Red Wine 
      Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
      Origin: Argentina | Appellation:  Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza
      Elaboration: Harvested by hand in small picking boxes in the morning at low temperatures. Carefully selected on two sorting belts delivered via gravity to the fermenter without the use of pumps.  Fermented in small concrete tanks for 10 days with manual punch downs.
      Conservation: Malolactic fermentation in new and used French oak barrels then aged for fourteen months.
      Winemakers:  Rodolfo Vallebella (Mendoza, Argentina) / Michel Rolland - Winemaker (Pomerol, Bordeaux, France)

      Tasting Notes

      "Fine nose, with aromas of raspberry, licorice, fennel and balsamic notes of aromatic herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and red fruit flavors." Wine Advocate #212.

      Technical Data

      Production: 1200 cases | Alcohol: 14.9% | TA: 4.31 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l | pH: 3.9 

      Press & Points

      2014 - 90 pts. Wine Advocate
      2013 - 91 pts. Wine Advocate
      2012 - 90 pts. James Suckling
      2011 - 90 pts. Wine Advocate
      2007 - 90 pts. Wine Advocate
      2006 - 90 pts. Wine Advocate
      2005 - 90 pts. Wine Advocate

    Mariflor 2014 Pinot Noir