A new project from Argentina with an exciting Pinot Noir
Revolver is the project of Leonardo Erazo who is the winemaker at Altos Los Hormigas. These wines were born from a series of microvinification experiments which took place in 2014. Both the 2014 Revolver, Chardonnay, Tupungato Valley and 2014 Revolver, Pinot Noir, Tupungato Valley are produced using vines located on limestone soils. They are made in small quantities with just over 50 cases of Chardonnay and nearly double that of Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay acts like a conjuring machine as the texture and flavor of the wine brought forth limestone in my mind. However, it is the Pinot Noir that captured my attention. You first notice the almost ethereal flavors of ripe cherry with the vineyard soil coming through as a sense of stones in the finish. This is my kind of “light” wine in that there is ripe fruit and weight without any sense of Pilsner beer or yeast. It also has just the right amount of salivating acidity. I recommend you try a bottle. These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.
2014 Revolver, Chardonnay, Gualtallary Valley – $27
Imported by Brazos Wine Imports. Alcohol 13%. This is a zippy wine with a surprisingly round nature. The texture of the wine is quite apparent and matches the thoroughly infused flavor of stones. Clearly evocate of the limestone soil it also add in baking spice notes as well. This should be served cool not cold and allowed to breath. It still remains a bit tight. ** 2017-2019.
2014 Revolver, Pinot Noir, Gualtallary Valley – $27
Imported by Brazos Wine Imports. Alcohol 13.5%. There are delicate, yet filling flavors of cherries which become bright as salivating acidity carries the wine through the finish. There is a sense of ripeness but the wine has levity. I found the mineral finish and clear sense of stones in the aftertaste quite interesting. ***(*) Now – 2019.