TintoNegro Malbec 2021, Mendoza, Argentina

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. Sourced from Mendoza’s Primera Zona of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu, the Mendoza blend is meant to showcase the exceptional value and approachable profile of Malbec. The wine’s soft, drinkable style is accompanied by light oak aging for additional complexity. The Primera Zona of the Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu areas is located 10 miles to the south, southwest of the city of Mendoza. Altitudes range from 2600′ to 3300′, and have a deep soil profile with a clay-loam texture. The soil profile produces Malbec wines with an opulent, soft texture and ripe, sweet tannins. To showcase this, the TintoNegro Mendoza Malbec is vinified at low temperature, with aggressive cap management and extraction during the first 5-7 days of fermentation, including an average of 2 delestages and 3 pump-overs each day. The final 5-7 days of fermentation are managed with soft, gentle pump-overs.