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Manos Negras (Argentina)

Red Soil Select Pinot Noir


Grapes                        100% Pinot Noir

Region                        Añelo district of the Neuquen province, Patagonia, Argentina. Cold region which makes it a great place to grow Pinot Noir

Altitude                       400 meters above sea level.

Soil                              Most unique soil profile, with bright red, iron rich clay soils prevalent throughout the vineyard. There are patches of brighter red soils in the vineyard which are very low in organic material and very high in iron mineral content. Their poor profile naturally brings down yields for exceptional concentration of aromas and flavors. These red patches impart exceptional complexity to the Pinot Noir fruit.

Vinification                  Gentle de-stemming, cold maceration for 2 days at 10° C. Whole berry fermentation with natural yeasts and max. temp. 22° C. Extensive punching down for first 7 days of fermentation. Total fermentation time of 12 days.

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

Tasting Notes              Bright red color. Ripe notes of red cherries with good intensity and some spicy notes, a light but powerful palate with good acidity and more concentration. Beautifully medium-bodied and satin smooth