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FINCA PATRICIA INÉS celebrates 10th anniversary garnering awards

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By Gustavo Chapur
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Notably see how the daily effort, perseverance and love for viticulture, motivated Patricia Sdrubolini and Herald Belottini to turn that almost devastated farm, in the home winery producing wine of great quality, and awarded

We were at the launch of FINCA PATRICIA INES project, elegant building Independence Hall, in the city center. There, in addition to an exquisite wine tasting Belottini, set with good music, took the opportunity to greet and entrepreneurs Patricia Sdrubolini Herald Belottini for double celebration: the 10th anniversary of the estate, and winnings from the contest VINUS 2013 and 2014.

La Finca Patricia Inés is inscribed on the National Wine Institute as processors of homemade wine (INV takes strict control at various stages of production and marketing of wine products). The property was acquired in 2004 by Patricia and Sdrubolini Belottini Herald, and has 10 hectares, of which 5 are vineyards. It is located in Table Benegas, San Rafael, Province of Mendoza. According to the ranking of the World Association of Journalists and Writers of Wine and Spirits (WAWWJ), is in the position No. 67 on wineries in Argentina (is the business chamber that brings together most of the major wineries across the country) . It also has plantations of plums and peaches, and others for own consumption.

A few months ago, the Villa Patricia Inés added a new wine within his family, bringing to market a new white wine. It is a pink delicious varietal Muscat, posing in a white colored glass amber own up session grape pigments. The nose is really the amoscatelado unmistakable scent with notes of rose, rough, orange peel on a background of delicate honey. The palate is sweet, fresh and evolving with a leading end, reminding us floral aromas perceived above. We suggest maridarlo with preparations of turkey or duck, and may also accompany sponge cake orange or lemon.

VINUS In 2013, the "Belottini Bonarda 2012" had won a Gold Medal, the same wine that year to become the World's Best Homemade Bonarda. And few days ago, the results of VINUS 2014 Contest, where "Belottini Bonarda 2013" won a Gold Medal, and the "Belottini Dulce Late 2014 Series Women, Aida", they met is also Gold Medal, devoting Champion Homemade Sweet Wines category.

VINUS is one of only two global wine competitions in Latin America which awards points for the World Ranking Wines & Spirit (WRW & S). Mendoza Belottini varietal Bonarda is a great exponent of Patricia Villa Inés. The award was ranked 4th in the Bonarda Ranking of the Best in the World 2014 and 1st in the category of artisan wines.

This example of the variety Bonarda comes with a ruby red with good concentration. In intensive nose expresses own fruits by the delicate varietal awarded by wood smoke and taste is intense, round, appearing again a wood fruit of aging in French oak barrels. It is suggested to enjoy 16 ° C, accompanied by grilled red meats and pastas with heavy sauces.

La Finca Patricia Inés, with its 100% handmade productions, also earned other awards: Silver Medal at International Wine of the Wold (USA) 2013; Silver Medal for Terravino 2013 in Jerusalem; Silver Medal at 2013 Central American and Caribbean (Puerto Rico) for Belottini Syrah 2011; Silver Medal in 2012 for Belottini Vinus Bonarda 2011 and Silver Medal at the 2012 Women Choose.

HISTORY OF THE ESTATE PATRICIA INÉS

For any fan of viticulture, buy their own farm and vineyard producing handcrafted wine, represents the most cherished dream and at the same time, a strong bet.

The history of this project began in 2003 when Patricia and Herald went on vacation to San Rafael, Mendoza. Strolling, encountered a 10-hectare estate planted with vines that was for sale. As had been damaged by a fierce hailstorm, its owner liquidated at a bargain price, and the marriage did not hesitate to acquire it. Where the seller saw unproductive ruin, they spotted a great opportunity. Found within the estate hundreds of plants from Bonamico, Pinot Noir, Chablis and Pedro Ximenez varieties, all mixed together. But also, there was something very interesting: an area of the field with Bonarda vines dating back to the year 1954 problem was the devastation caused by hail.

They began selling grapes to a cooperative that produces wines of Mendoza base, and then in 2007 they decided to vinify, advised by a winemaker. Then the wine boxes sold in advance and well financed production. But the earth again suffered a heavy hailstorm which left his crops and wine, so they had to go out and buy another producer Malbec wine for bottling and deliver it to customers who had already paid in advance.

They decided to persevere. They were enrolled in the National Wine Institute as "artisanal producer" (which can produce up to 12,000 liters per year), and retrieve the soil of the farm by planting spinach because this vegetable has the quality to change the soil pH.

For the 2009 harvest, could be bottled her first wine, called "Overtime" with Bonarda grape farm. The 2010 was a great vintage, which returned to bottle the Bonarda. While in 2011 planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah, all trellis. By that time, the farm and was supplied with irrigation water from mantle melting, respecting the 24-hour shift per week. The plants were treated with organic fertilizers without using agrochemicals; cork corks were used for corking bottles; and winemaking and bottling is conducted entirely within the reconstructed premises of the farm, and own grapes. The Bonarda grape was the star, with its old vines and self-regulated in many clusters.

They sent samples of the 2011 vintage Bonarda two contests (and Woman Chooses Vinus), in which they got a surprise silver medal. That wine had already had a three-month stay in French oak barrels thanks to the ten he bought a cooperative Mendoza. Seeing the results, they were encouraged to put the name to the wine itself, which ceased to be called "Overtime" to be "Belottini". In 2012 took to produce a sparkling rosé Pinot Noir-Chenin with champagne method, with very good reviews.