Trapiche Broquel Pinot Noir 2010, Mendoza, Argentina


Somehow Pinot Noir has become a type of a drink more than a variety of grape in the minds of many, I guess it sounds similar to Piña Colada…  Sometimes a Pinot is expected to be some great tonic, an elixir that offers immediate social status.

 

Back to reality…  Trapiche is a very large winery making wines of value at all price points.  This Pinot Noir comes from the Broquel line, which I can say offers great bang for the buck.  The Trapiche Broquel Pinot Noir has a familiar and fragrance of wood and fruit that waft up in parallel.

 

In the gulp, the Broquel Pinot has a real wide range of fruit, with juicy raspberry leading the charge.  Close behind you get a citric taste as well, which adds a interesting dimension.  Trust me, it works.

 

Musical Match: Nino Machaidze singing “Je veux vivre” from Gonoud’s Roméo et Juliette.  For a happy to be alive wine like the Trapiche Broquel Pinot Noir, I pick a song a song that is playful and lively.  Nino Machaidze is a good bang for your buck opera singer as well! Great actress and stage presence.  Some people take Pinot Noir too seriously, and others make it a joy.  Enjoy this bit of opera where the fat lady doesn’t die (at least in this scene!)

 

 

Special thanks to the Wines of Argentina for providing me transportation, great lodging, amazing food and access to the wonderful wine and winemakers of Mendoza and Cafayate during a promotional tour of Argentina for 10 days in July 2011. This wine was sampled during that promotional tour.

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