TintoNegro 1955 Vineyard Estate Grown Malbec 2012

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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 Tinto Negro! 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. As Wine Education Director for Catena, Jeff travelled the world preaching the gospel of the unique character of high altitude Malbec from Mendoza, explaining the character and expression of its many different terroirs. As Vineyard Director at Catena, Alejandro had extensive, first hand experience growing Malbec in all of these terroirs, from the fruit-driven, easy drinking style of Lujan de Cuyo to the concentrated, complex profile La Consulta. His intimate knowledge of the top vineyards in each region means TintoNegro wines are made from only the best fruit each area has to offer.

One of Mendoza’s great viticultural riches are the beautiful old vine vineyards of La Consulta. The vines are naturally balanced with exceptionally low yields - often under 1.5 lb. per vine. The fruit has a wonderful balance between rich concentration and elegant balance. This is one such vineyard planted in 1955. The deep rooted, gnarly trunked vines produce small, isolated clusters with tiny berries.
Category Red Wine
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand TintoNegro
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateThe 1955 vineyard is named after the year when this plot was planted on limestone-rich soils just outside the Paraje Altamira appellation, at La Consulta in the Uco Valley. The 2012 Tintonegro Vineyard 1955 has a myriad of wild berries, spices and earthy, soil-driven aromas that are aromatic without excess. There is a subtle minerality that sticks to your teeth lending great grip and freshness to the finish. A very compete Malbec which can be drunk now or aged for a good ten years and should show well throughout its life. Some 1,800 bottles were filled.

Luis Gutierrez, August 2015