TintoNegro 1955 Vineyard Estate Grown Malbec 2012
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.
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.