El Porvenir 2020 'Amauta' Tannat, Valle de Cafayate

El Porvenir 2020 'Amauta' Tannat, Valle de Cafayate

Item Number: 15212

UPC: 7-798097231089

Country: Argentina
Region: Salta
Sub Region: Cafayate
Appellation/AVA: Cafayate Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Finca Río Seco
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Tannat
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Deep rocky and sandy soils
Elevation: 5740 ft

Vineyard Notes: Grapes for the 'Amauta' Tannat come exclusively from El Porvenir's Finca Río Seco vineyard, so named for the river that borders the vineyard which is dry all year except in the summers. The vineyard sits at 1700 meters above sea level and is composed of mostly sandy soils.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested by hand. During harvest, a double selection line is used to ensure only the best grapes make it to the tanks to be fermented. Due to Salta's remote location, everything (bottling, labeling, etc.) is done at El Porvenir's winery located in downtown Cafayate.

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red in color with hues of violet and black. Aromas of spices with notes of eucalyptus, figs, and menthol. Ripe tannins, balanced acidity, and refined structure create an intense wine with freshness and complexity. Due to the wine's structure, this wine can age for up to 6 years.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 88 (2/4/2021)

    The 2020 Tannat Amauta Absoluto is 100% Tannat from Cafayate. The nose offers bay leaf, blueberry and blackberry while in the mouth the firm tannins dominate the somewhat rigid expression. Intense and flavorful in character, it has a slightly tartaric finish.