Alma Negra

Brut Nature Malbec Pinot Noir

9.131 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec, Pinot Noir
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This NV Argentine sparkler gives an orange tint in the glass. Fizzy with soapy bubbles, the wine carries almost no toasty notes on the nose and very few on the palate. Instead, it has an earthy quality, with a lanolin texture on the nose and red fruit on the palate. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, with an acidity that shows strongest on the swallow. It's an unusual sparkler which has the complexity of a still wine, but none of the highlights traditionally found in bubblies. There's an almost caramel quality on the finish.

This NV Argentine sparkler gives an orange tint in the glass. Fizzy with soapy bubbles, the wine carries almost no toasty notes on the nose and very few on the palate. Instead, it has an earthy quality, with a lanolin texture on the nose and red fruit on the palate. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, with an acidity that shows strongest on the swallow. It's an unusual sparkler which has the complexity of a still wine, but none of the highlights traditionally found in bubblies. There's an almost caramel quality on the finish.

Apr 1st, 2019
Caroline Palmatier

Light, dry, fruity (cranberry, strawberry?), semisweet, subtle, color is orangy-pink. Balanced very well with the Thanksgiving smorgasbord.

Light, dry, fruity (cranberry, strawberry?), semisweet, subtle, color is orangy-pink. Balanced very well with the Thanksgiving smorgasbord.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
Perry Riddle

Coppery pink, luxurious mouthfeel, unabashedly new world blanc de noirs

Coppery pink, luxurious mouthfeel, unabashedly new world blanc de noirs

Jun 29th, 2016
Bailey Harrington

Good starter wine for a dinner party. Little overly bubbly but easy drinking

Good starter wine for a dinner party. Little overly bubbly but easy drinking

Apr 19th, 2019
Eric Belling

Very enjoyable brut, Malbec and Pinot

Very enjoyable brut, Malbec and Pinot

Jul 13th, 2017
Katherine Griffin

May be last bottle ever tagged at 1210! Awesome sparkling Pinot/Malbec from Argentina.

May be last bottle ever tagged at 1210! Awesome sparkling Pinot/Malbec from Argentina.

Aug 27th, 2016
Emily Paul

Gets better with every sip

Gets better with every sip

Jul 21st, 2016
Michael Knisley

Not bad at all.

Not bad at all.

Jun 26th, 2016
Alden Golab

Beautiful peach rose color. Pineapple and rose petal on the nose; earthy peach and peppercorn on the palate. Stunning, unique sparkling Malbec rosé.

Beautiful peach rose color. Pineapple and rose petal on the nose; earthy peach and peppercorn on the palate. Stunning, unique sparkling Malbec rosé.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Michael Perry

Nothing but smiles

Nothing but smiles

Feb 17th, 2016