2018 Malbec, Manos Negras, Mendoza, Argentina
"The aromatic and showy 2018 Malbec was produced with fruit from Altamira and La Consulta, from vines averaging 15 years of age. It matured in used barriques for six months, and the wine shows young and quite fruit driven, with floral notes and a juicy palate, nicely textured, with ripe and showy flavors, round tannins and a serious, dry finish. It's very drinkable, aromatic and fresh. It over-delivers for an entry-level Malbec." Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate Oct 2019.
Alejandro Sejanovich is arguably Argentina's most knowledgeable viticulturist, working as vineyard director for Bodega Catena Zapata for 16 years, he pioneered high altitude vineyard planting and conducted ground breaking research on Mendoza Malbec clones. Manos Negras focuses on latitude winemaking, planting Torrontes in the northern stretches of Cadayate in Salta, Pinot Noir in the southern-most region of Neuquen in Patagonia and cultivates 50 year old Malbec vines in the prized Altamira appellation in the Uco Valley.
Fermented at temperatures below 24º C for 12 days, with a 28 day maceration, before aging in French oak for 9 months.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Practising Organic Vineyard,