Genesis Wines has boosted its South American collection with the addition of Tinto Negro from Mendoza.
The London-based Genesis will be the exclusive UK agent for the producer.

Tinto Negro was created as a result of the long-time friendship and professional collaboration of Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausback, who were colleagues at Bodega Catena Zapata for almost 15 years.

Sejanovich, vineyard director at Catena, had extensive, first-hand experience growing Malbec. His detailed knowledge of the top vineyards in each region means Tinto Negro wines are made from only the best fruit each area has to offer.

Mausback is the wine education director for Catena, and he has travelled the world preaching the gospel of the unique character of high altitude Malbec from Mendoza.

Jorge Crotta became a partner in the management and winemaking team in 2013. He spent three years with Bodega Selentein and the next seven at Catena Zapata developing its international business.

Genesis Wines sales director, Neil McAndrew, said: “As the latest exciting addition to our expanding portfolio, we are absolutely delighted to take on the UK distribution for Tinto Negro. We will be officially launching the partnership at our upcoming Spring Portfolio Tasting on March 13, at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, with Jorge Crotta flying in specially to showcase these stunning wines.”

Buying director, Olivier Marie, said: “Tinto Negro’s wines impressed me from day one with their striking freshness and complex array of aromatics. Their varietal character is always evident and, at times, extremely pronounced, but what I mostly admire is their ability to showcase with such precision their geographical differences.”