The name tells you what you need to know about the iron-rich soils, but not about the corresponding structure of the wine. Dense and concentrated, this is like a mini-Pommard in some respects, with muscular tannins, a touch of reduction and rich, flavorsome fruit. A label to watch if you’re a Pinot-phile.
Manos Negras Pinot Noir
Manos Negras focuses on latitude winemaking. Argentina and Chile’s winemaking regions stretch 1,500 miles north to south along the Andes. Each latitude possesses a unique terroir with singular combinations of soil and temperature which are ideally suited for different varietals. Manos Negras uses the unique skills of three immigrants to Argentina-New Zealand winemakers Duncan Killiner and Jason Mabbett, and American wine educator Jeff Mausbach- as well as the renown Argentine viticulturist Alejandro Sejanovich to craft wines based on exciting terroir-varietal combinations.