Manos Negras, Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020
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.
Malbec is the undisputed signature grape from Argentina. The high altitude desert oasis of Mendoza has provided the ideal conditions for this once minor French blending grape to unfurl its strengths unlike anyhere else in the world.
Fermented at temperatures below 24º C for 12 days, with a 28 day maceration, before aging in French oak.
Type: French 225 Litre
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 10
The bright sunny days give a deep blackish colour and dark fruit flavours while the cool mountain nights produce violet aromas and a soft, supple texture.
Leaner red meats, and even lighter cuts like dark meat turkey or roasted pork.
6 x 75cl