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Red Blendx



El Porvenir de Cafayatex




Amauta ‘Corte IV Innovación’ Cabernet Franc Malbec 2019/20, El Porvenir de Cafayate

Argentina / Salta

Andy's Tasting Notes

Comforting, rich and plush with an exotic and multi-layered personality.  The two grape varieties (50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Malbec) dovetail perfectly adding nuance and freshness to the dense bramble, spice, mocha and raspberry confit flavours.

Producer notes – production: 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.

Price per bottle £15.95

Producer Info

El Porvenir – “the future” has been the name of this estate has since it was founded in 1890. The winery and vineyards were restored by the Romero-Marcuzzi family in the 1990s.

This small, family-owned winery in Cafayate, specialises in Torrontes, Malbec, Tannat and red blends from 45-50 year old vineyards which are amongst the highest in the world at 1900masl and surrounded by 20ft, 200+ year old monster cacti.

Colour in the reds here is profound due to the exposure to prolonged mountain sunlight, with soft tannins thanks in part to the extreme diurnal temperature differences… some mornings the catcti are thick with frost but within a few hours temperatures soar to the mid/high 20s!

Food matchCrying out for all things grilled meats!


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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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