Tinto Negro Uco Valley Cabernet Franc (750ml)
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Tinto Negro is a collaboration between friends and colleagues Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach, who worked for 15 years together at Bodega Catena Zapata as Vineyard Director and Wine Education Director. The wines reflect the classic characteristics of Mendoza Malbec, inky and concentrated reds grown at elevations of 3700 to 5000 feet. The vines for this wine were planted in 1955! The wine is fermented in concrete eggs and aged for 15 months in French oak, 28% of which is new.
Cabernet Franc is a varietal which flourishes in limestone rich soils, as is the case on the hilltops of Saint Emilion. In the Uco Valley, at 4,000’ elevation, our top soils are very rocky with high levels of limestone. This creates a unique expression of Cabernet Franc, with intense floral aromatice, bright red fruit flags and chalky minerality.