2012 Tintonegro Limestone Block Malbec

WINE: "Malbec has a wonderful affinity for co-fermentation - vinifying with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lends additional intensity and structure. Cabernet Franc adds complexity to Malbec's floral character while Petit Verdot lends finely grained tannins. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak, 30% new." -Importer WINERY: "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 wines are meant to reflect the heart and soul of Malbec in Mendoza. The portfolio explores the different terroirs of Mendoza where Malbec does best, isolating unique vineyard sites and winemaking techniques which showcase the heights of concentration and complexity to which Malbec can aspire." "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." -Importer This was also rated 87 points in the International Wine Cellar. [+]