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Manos Negras (Argentina)

Stone Soil Select Malbec


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.

Soil                              Subsoils are very rich in stones with limestone (calcium carbonate) that provides the wine with a more mineral character. Patches of stony soil are very low in organic material and very high in mineral content. Their poor profile naturally brings down yields for exceptional concentration of aromas and flavors

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             Exhibits a restrained nose with balsamic notes, black fruit, some peat (soil) and smoke. A friendly and approachable Malbec, the wine’s sweet scents transform into ripe, juicy raspberry and cherry flavors, lasting with a soft, floral note.  Soft texture.

Food Pairing               Versatile at the table, this will match anything from grilled salmon to a juicy cut of roast beef