Manos Negras (Argentina)


Grapes                        100% Malbec

Region                        Altmira district of the San Carlos county, located in the southern Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Altitude                       1,300 meters above sea level.

Vinification                 Gentle de-stemming, cold maceration for 6 days at 8° C. Whole berry fermentation with natural yeasts and max. temp. 18° C. Extensive pumping over, punching down and delistage for first 10 days of fermentation. Total fermentation time of 18 days.

Aging                          12 months in French oak, 20% new. 100% malo-lactic fermentation in oak

Tasting Notes             Ripe black cherries, charred, roasted notes and a strong violet aroma that makes it quite showy. Great Malbec at a great price. Rich, dark and deep with brooding, fleshy ripe black berries, black plums and purple plums. Supple and smooth. Malbec is the reigning red wine grape of Argentina and it plays the leading role in this terrific wine.

Food Pairing                BBQ beef