Manos Negras, Torrontes
The warm sunny days and cool mountain nights produce a wine of light yellow colour, with explosive floral aromas, citrus fruit flavours and a crisp, clean finish, and a mineral backbone.
Alejandro Sejanovich is arguably Argentina’s most knowledgeable viticulturist, working as vineyard director for Bodega Catena Zapata for 16 years, before joining Manos Negras in 2010. Awarded Top 10 Wine makes in South America by Decanter. Tim Atkin MW named Alejandro, Winemaker of the Year 2021.
Torrontés is the signature white grape from Argentina. The high altitude and northerly latitude of Cafayate in Salta provide the ideal conditions for this once minor Spanish grape to flourish as nowhere else in the world.
Fermented in concrete for 10 days, with no malolactic fermentation and no oak ageing.
James Suckling 91 Points
This is a more refined expression of torrontes. Less aromatic, but pure and showing a bit more limey, green-fruit character to the nectarines and the floral note. Crisp, dry and refreshing. Drink now. Screw cap. 91 Points, JS, March 2022.