TintoNegro Malbec 2014

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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.
Category Red Wine
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand TintoNegro
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
  • agv89

Vinous"Bright medium ruby. Crushed blackberry, plum, bitter chocolate and sexy spicy oak dominate the nose. Supple, fine-grained and sweet; a bit youthfully unevolved but with a pliant, fine-grained texture. Showing good spicy, medicinal reserve today but no rough edges. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and good length. Not especially deep but nicely done and very successful for the year."

  • wa87

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Malbec Mendoza mixes grapes from different zones within the traditional grape-growing district of Mendoza, known as primera zone, first zone. This region offers clay soils that achieve good ripeness, so the challenge is to keep the freshness. There are notes of plums, with no overripe aromas, and also some violets. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe berry flavors, a soft texture and good balance. This is a great example of Mendoza Malbec at unbeatable prices. 120,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, August 27, 2015