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TintoNegro Finca La Escuela
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16¾/20

TintoNegro Finca La Escuela 2015

Paraje Altamira, Valle de Uco, Tunuyán, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaTintoNegro is a collab of Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach, colleagues at Bodega Catena Zapata for almost 15 years. This is a single vineyard wine from Uco Valley's Finca La Escuela, sited at 4000 feet at the foot of the Andes and on calcareous clad soils. After small bin batch ferment, this aged one year in French oak, 15 percent new. Lovely welcoming and sueded red fruit, fine spice, leather, tobacco, anise, and perfumed florals are interwoven into a full bodied (14 degree) red, one that still feels fresh thanks to altitude and soils and a relatively light handed touch. Tannins are lightly grippy, enough to house the well-integrated wood and sun-lit fruit to a lengthy finish. Smartly handled, elegant and complex, this is drinking beautifully now but will age equally well in your cellar.Tasted: 21 March 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.99 private wine shops Producer: 55 MalbecDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Varietal: MalbecCSPC: 475293UPC: 89419005530