Manos Negras, Pinot Noir, Rìo Negro, Patagonia, Argentina, 2018
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.
It is rather ironic that that the finicky Pinot Noir chose the rugged hinterlands of Patagonia’s far southerly vineyards to show its unique South American expression. This wine was sourced from the heart of Pinot country – Patagonia, in the far reaches of the province Rio Negro.
Aged in old French Oak, with a tiny proportion in new oak to keep the bright fruit flavours.
Type: French Oak
% 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 produce violet aromas and a soft, supple texture.
Fatty fish, roasted chicken or pasta dishes.
Pinot Noir 100%
6 x 75cl