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Manos Negras, Mendoza

Focusing on latitude winemaking

Real winemakers get their hands dirty, hands black with wine, Manos Negras represents this concept of winemaking.

Two kiwi winemakers, Duncan Killiner and Jason Mabbett, joined forces with American wine educator Jeff Mausbach as well as the renowned Argentine viticulturist Alejandro Sejanovich to become an incredibly skilled team set on crafting wines from the best plots in Argentina.

Manos Negras focuses on latitude winemaking, planting Torrontes in the northern stretches of Cafayate 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. 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.

  • Latitude winemaking: Torrontes in Cafayate, Salta, Malbec in Altamira, Uco Valley and Pinot Noir in Neuquen, Patagonia
  • Alejandro Sejanovich is arguably the most knowledgeable viticulturist in Argentina pioneering high altitude planting & previously worked with Catena Zapata
  • Old vine Malbec, 50 years old San Polo vineyard in Uco Valley
  • Wild ferments