TintoNegro<br />2019 Finca La Escuela Malbec<br>Argentina

2019 Finca La Escuela Malbec

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Mendoza | Argentina
APPELLATION Uco Valley | San Carlos
95 points, Vinous |
93 points, Wine Enthusiast |
93 points, Tim Atkin MW |
93 points, James Suckling |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
95 points, Vinous
“The 2019 Malbec Tintonegro Finca La Escuela is a single vineyard that comes from Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley. It was cold fermented in small batches before aging for 12 months in French barrels, 15% of the new. Purplish red in the glass. The nose delivers fresh plum, thyme, violets, and a general fruitiness featuring cherry and quince. The broad palate flows juicily, stretching out the flavors. This nuanced, complex wine is very much a sum of the different parts of the vineyard it came from; its qualities enhanced by the cool year.”

93 points, James Suckling
“Lavender, blackberry, plum and sweet tobacco on the nose with a touch of mushroom. It’s medium-to full-bodied with sleek tannins. Flavorful and succulent with savory herb notes on the finish. Drink now.”

93 points, Tim Atkin MW
“For Malbec drinkers who want to taste the whole four-hectare Finca La Escuela vineyard rather than the component parts that are bottled according to soil type, this is a serious, dense, savoury Malbec with lots of spice, dark berry fruit, appealing concentration and a chalky lift. Complex, refreshing and well balanced. 2024-29”

93 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Plenty of rich black currant, blackberry, plum, and crushed gravel aromas shape the nose of this energetic Malbec from Paraje Altamira in Uco Valley. The palate is juicy, with concentrated black fruit and a mineral texture. It’s an elegant wine with chalky tannins and nice acidity to freshen the delicious finish.”

About The Winery
TintoNegro, meaning 'black wine' in Spanish, celebrates the essence of Malbec in Mendoza. Known for its dark, blackish color, Malbec is definitely a tinto negro. The TintoNegro portfolio explores the terroirs of Mendoza where Malbec does best, gradually isolating unique vineyard sites and winemaking techniques, and showcasing 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. As Wine Education Director for Catena, Jeff travelled the world preaching the gospel of the unique character of high-altitude Malbec from Mendoza, explaining the character and expression of its many different terroirs. As Vineyard Director at Catena, Alejandro had extensive, firsthand experience growing Malbec in all of these terroirs, from the fruit-driven, easy-drinking style of Lujan de Cuyo to the concentrated, complex profile La Consulta. His intimate knowledge of the top vineyards in each region means TintoNegro wines are made from only the best fruit each area has to offer.