El Porvenir de Cafayate, Amauta 'Corte IV Innovacion' Cabernet Franc Malbec (6 Bottle Case)

Argentina

 

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The Amauta, in the original cultures of Cafayate, was the great teacher, the wise man. Respected for his knowledge of human subjects, of nature, and of the universe, it was he who taught to live. These teachings were based on the Divine duality, two principles that harmonically complement each other, such as the sun and the moon, day and night, and life and death. 'Innovation' is the fourth wine in this range and the names reflect the values of this forward thinking winery ie 'Inspiration', 'Respect', 'Reflection' and 'Innovation'.

Grapes are grown on the arid site of Finca Rio Seco, 1,700 metres above sea level in Cafayate, Salta. The vines were planted in 2001 and yield only low volumes of around 6 tons/hectare. The Malbec is picked first at the beginning of March with the Cabernet Franc left on vine until the end of March. All grapes are whole bunch hand picked into 20kg bins, minimising bruising/crushing. Initially, the grapes go through cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5 degrees celcius then alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Post-fermentative maceration last for 15 days and then spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine is aged in second use french oak (80%) and american (20%) barrels for 6 - 8 months.

Amazing deep ruby red colour and a lifted nose of green pepper, expressive ripe red berry fruit and gentle spice. Rich and supple with sweet spice and ripe, juicy berry fruit flavours. The finish is plush, long and moreish. This is an exotic red very much of its place, Cafayate.

Great with grilled meats, especially lamb and spiced meat dishes.

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: Argentina 
Region: Valle de Cafayate 
Grapes: Cabernet Franc 50%, Malbec 50%
ABV: 14.5% 
Volume: 6 x 75cl 
Vintage: 2018
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes 
Suitable for Vegans: 
Yes

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