Bodega Aniello is a small winery looking to explore the value of the ancient winemaking tradition of
Patagonia, while keeping contact with the Italian roots of its members. The winery’s CEO, Maria Cruz
De Angelis, is a descendant of Raffaele De Angelis, an Italian who made wine in Sorrento a century
Aniello’s wines fully channel the character of Patagonia in general and Rio Negro in particular.
Geographically dynamic, Argentina’s cool climate Patagonia region is a combination of jagged
mountains, plateaus, snow, rivers, plains and sea. The eastern bank of the upper Río Negro region is
carpeted by sandy, loamy soils. The constant breezes and low relative humidity help keep the Aniello
vineyards pest-free. The resulting wines are considered more elegant and refined than many of the
more common, warm-weather wines from the Mendoza area.
After a cold maceration, fermentation takes place in small concrete tanks in a slow, cool
temperature-controlled process, with 30% of the cluster. We use both indigenous and selected
yeasts. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in tanks. Some wine has been oak-aged for 12
Pale ruby color with lovely aromas of red fruits, cranberry and strawberry, along with some
hints of roses and earthy minerals. The light tannins add to an enhanced minerality, and a
beautiful structure and finish. 30% of the wine is aged in French oak for 12 months.
Winemaker: Maria Eugenia Herrera