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Manos Negras, Artesano Semillon, La Consulta, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021

Product code: 4802
Manos Negras, Artesano Semillon, La Consulta, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021

Producer Profile

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.

Viticulture

The Semillon fruit comes from a 50 year old vineyard in the region of La consulta.

Winemaking

This white is the result of two different fermentation process. After whole bunch pressing, half of the must is fermented in used French oak barrels and then matured in the same barrels for 7 months after fermentation. A second part of the must is fermented in a small stainless-steel tank, for further aging of 9 months in the same tank. During this time continuous lees movements is ensured in order to protect and to contribute to a more textural mouthfeel.

Oak Ageing

Time: 7 Months
Type: Oak
% wine oaked: 50
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

A wine that displays a range of aromas that go from zesty citrus, stone fruits all the way through to honey like notes. This Semillon shows a great acidity, as well as a rich and a textural mouthfeel. This is very much an elegant and gastronomic white.

Food Matching

This will work with most seafoods, as well as chicken, whether grilled or stir fried.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Semillon 100%
Vegetarian Vegan Works Organically
ABV:
13%

Closure:
Technical cork

Colour:
White

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl