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Alma Negra was founded by Ernesto Catena, a 4th generation winemaker of Italian descent who, having spent a part of his life working as a designer and being a fervent student of Renaissance humanism, sees it as his mission to transform everything in his wine world into art, from growing the grapes to making wine to selling it. From the beginning, Ernesto searched for people with a strong creative drive to make sure that the right values stood at the core of the company. Teamwork is at the...
Purplish red in colour, this red boasts a intense nose exuding animal, woody, empyreumatic, spicy, floral and fruity aromas. Discover this full-bodied wine expressing refreshing acidity and offering a broad texture and fleshy tannins. It also unveils a intense mouthfeel that leads into a long finish.
Alma Negra (translating to 'dark soul') is a blend of Bonarda and Malbec , the bend though is a Mystery! Grapes for Alma Negra are sourced from vineyards owned by Ernesto (Valle de Uco, Agrelo, La consulta, Vistaflores and Rivadavia vineyards) along with a handful of growers with whom Ernesto works with daily basis to improve the fruit's yield and quality.
- 90 Points -
Robert M. Parker, Jr, February 2014
A real discovery for me, this Mendoza winery has turned out an absolutely sensational blend of Bonarda and Malbec to create the Alma Negra 2012 M Blend. Offering up loads of deep black cherry, strawberry and blackberry fruit, a hint of spring flowers, terrific texture, a medium-bodied mouthfeel and silky opulence, this is a gorgeous wine from vineyards at a 3,600-foot elevation. The Bonarda seems to give the wine an uplifted fruit quality and the Malbec a more serious density and richness. This is a big-time winner and also a great package, since Alma Negra means “Black Soul,” and the picture on the label is indeed sinister.See detailed press review