"Smooth with dusty berry, plum, caramel and spice aromas and flavors, this Pinot Noir culminates in a composed and satisfying finish. Pairs well with roast beef, salmon, swordfish and pastas with meat or seafood sauces."
100% biodynamic and 100% certified organic, from vineyards planted in 1932 and 1955. No mechanization was used at any stage of the harvesting or winemaking process. Aged 50% in 2nd, 3rd and 4th use French oak barrels, and 50% in cement tanks, for 10 months. 13.3% alc."
"91 pts ...The just-bottled 2014 Barda could be the longest-lived of the four vintages I tasted. It looked like a very good vintage early on, with a few warm nights before the harvest. The grapes were picked quite early and vinification was softer than normal. They use the new barrels for Barda as they stopped using new oak for the Treinta y Dos, so there is a very slight note of wood, spices and smoke only noticeable when compared with the older vintages, but almost imperceptible out of that context. The palate is medium-bodied, with very primary flavors, fine-grained tannins that should get polish with a little bit of time in bottle. A very complete Pinot from Río Negro." --08/15