Tinto Negro Limestone Block Malbec
$198.82 / case(12)
Tintonegro tintonegro meaning black wine” in spanish is meant to celebrate the essence of malbec in mendoza. Known for its dark blackish color malbec is definitely a tintonegro. Tintonegro was born of the long time friendship and professional collaboration of alejandro sejanovich and jeff mausbach. Colleagues at bodega catena zapata for almost 15 years alejandro was vineyard director and jeff was wine education director. Tintonegro wines are meant to reflect the heart and soul of malbec in mendoza. The portfolio explores the terroirs of mendoza where malbec does best gradually isolating unique vineyard sites and winemaking techniques which can showcase the heights of concentration and complexity to which malbec can aspire. Terroir los chacayes located in the mid valle de uco at an altitude of between 4 000′. Soil profile rocky lime stone driven soil. Harvest hand harvested in the first week of april. Vinification cold maceration for 7 days with extensive cap management techniques to extract intense aromas and mineral texture. Cold fermentation at a max. Of 21° c. For 18 days. Oak aging 9 months in french oak 10% new. 2014 tintonegro malbec limestone block at an elevation of 4 000′ at the very foot of the majestic andes soils have a marked limestone character – from patches of rocky surface soil to a shallow sub soil of round rocks. These limestone lots impart a mineral texture to the wines produced here. Malbec has a wonderful affinity for co-fermentation – vinifying with small amounts of cabernet franc intensifies malbec’s floral character while the limestone soil profile lends finely grained tannins.” – tinto negro
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