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ATREVIDA - Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina

ATREVIDA - Uco Valley, Mendoza, ARGENTINA - 2014

The 2014 Atrevida Malbec is very floral, clean, fresh and elegant. It was sourced from two stony and chalky plots in Los Arboles in the Tunuyan department of the Uco Valley. It's quite aromatic, and it opens up quite quickly with strong floral notes. There is a very fine texture and good acidity that together are very balanced and elegant, showing unnoticeable oak. This is a serious, but easy to understand, textbook Malbec.

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VINEYARD

Sourced from the Altamira district of the San Carlos county, located in the southern Uco Valley at an elevation of 4,000’. Altamira has Mendoza’s most unique soil profile, with a patchwork of sandy, silty and stony soils all present in the same vineyard. The stony soils contain a high content of surface stones – round rocks that are literally painted white with calcium carbonate. These 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. Their rocky character imparts a stony texture to the Malbec wines. The Manos Negras Stone Soil Select Malbec is made entirely from select Malbec grapes from these patches of stone soils.

Real winemakers get their hands dirty. Hands black with wine. That's what Manos Negras is all about. Rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty. That's how we make these hand-crafted wines.

Manos Negras focuses on latitude winemaking. Argentina and Chile's winemaking regions stretch 1,500 miles north to south along the Andes. Each latitude possesses a unique terroir with singular combinations of soil and temperature which are ideally suited for different varietals. Manos Negras uses the unique skills of three immigrants to Argentina-New Zealand winemakers Duncan Killiner and Jason Mabbett, and American wine educator Jeff Mausbach- as well as the renown Argentine viticulturist Alejandro Sejanovich to craft wines based on exciting terroir-varietal combinations.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

ATREVIDA - Daring, Bold, Adventurous - the passionate spirit of Argentina. A unique combination of Old World European elegance with a spicy Latin twist, Argentine culture is animated, passionate- in a word, ATREVIDA. Malbec, the signature varietal of Argentina, is an appropriate reflection of this ATREVIDA character. In the high altitude wine coutry of Mendoza, at the foot of the majestic Andes, Malbec produces a wine which combines Argentine concentration with European elegance and balance.

Total Production:

7000 cases

Winemarkers:

Alejandro Sejanovich

Producer:

Manos Negras

Variant:

750 mL

Average Age of Vines:

30 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

1200 mts

Density:

7000 plants/ha

Production:

8 tons/ha

Sustainably Farmed:

No

Harvest Method:

Different harvest dates to have more complexity in the final wine

Sorting:

Hand harvested

Fermentation and Maceration:

Cold maceration for 4 days and then cool temperature ferment, maximum of 22? C, for 12 days. The wine then undergoes a post-ferment maceration for an additional 4 days.

Aging:

12 months in French oak, 10% new

Alcohol:

14.0%

Vintage:

2014

Country:

ARGENTINA

Grape Varietal:

Malbec

SKU:

AR09