Bodegas El Porvenir - Laborum Tannat
El Porvenir Laborum Tannat was the wine that first got me thinking outside the box with Argentina a few years ago. When I first tasted it, it was like an Argentinian Amarone - complex, sweet entry, great length and power. As nobody knew of the wine over here it was s low seller and the importers dropped it, but I'm delighted it is now available once again.
Deep ruby in colour. Big fruit flavours with some natural sweetness from the high sugar levels the unique Salta vineyards provide, being the highest quality winery in the world. Noticeable oak and some "heat" to the wine which is an element I particularly enjoy in top quality South African reds. Well balanced, very well made. I'm a big fan of Porvenir and this Tannat is a great wine.
Hand harvested in the last week of March in cases of 20 kg.
Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 6 days with a temperature of 4oC. Alcoholic fermentation in french oak barrels of 6,000 for 15 days with controlled temperature between 27oC and 29oC. Post- fermentative maceration for 20 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Aged for 12 months in new French and American oak barrels.
Eyes: intense red ruby with black and violet tonalities.
Nose: red and dark fruits, floral notes like jasmins and notes of clove.
Mouth: intense and sweet entry due to the mature and firm tannins because of the long polifonelic ripeness. It ´s spicy and sweetness makes with refreshing acidity makes it very complex, it has layer upon layer of flavours and a very long finish.
Storage: because of its structure its a wine that can be storage for 12 years.
|Winery||El Porvenir de los Andes|
|Winery status||Family owned winery|
|Winemaker||Luis Ismet, Maria Pelayo|
|Annual production||7,200 bottles|
|Style||Sweet fruit, intense|
|Sulphite level||Very Low|