Bodegas El Porvenir - Amauta Cabernet Franc - Malbec
The Amauta range from El Porvenir is consistently excellent and great value for money. Personally I love Cabernet Franc so I'm delighted to now have a small amount of this blend available.
Varietal Composition 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Malbec.
Aging Oak french and american barrels for 6 to 8 months.
Vineyards Finca Rio Seco: vineyards located at 1.700 mts (5,577 ft) above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Salta.
Structure Vertical vine training. Low yield of 6 tons/hectare. Age of vineyard: 16 years.
Harvest Malbec: 1st and 2nd week of March.Cabernet Franc last week of March. By hand in bins of 20 kg.
Fermentation Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5ºC. Alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Postfermentative maceration for 15 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes Color: intense, vivacious ruby-red with violet tones. Aroma: spicy, red and black fruits such plum, figs and notes of spices like black pepper and clove. Palate: a nice, sweet entry due to the good polyphenolic ripenes, excellent balanced acidity and a long, harmonious finish. Aging potential: because of its excellent structure this is a wine that can be aged for at least 6 years.
|Winery||El Porvenir de los Andes|
|Winery status||Family owned winery|
|Winemaker||Luis Ismet, Maria Pelayo|
|Annual production||6,600 bottles|
|Grapes||Malbec 50%, Cabernet Franc 50%|
|Style||Smooth, fruit driven|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|