El Porvenir 2020 'Amauta' Torrontes, Valle de Cafayate
Item Number: 15533
Sub Region: Cafayate
Appellation/AVA: Cafayate Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Finca El Retiro
Grape(s): 100% Torrontes
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Soil Type: Deep sandy soils
Elevation: 5413 ft
Vineyard Notes: Grapes come exclusively from El Porvenir's Finca El Retiro vineyard located at 1650 meters above sea level. This is the winery's oldest vineyard, planted 65 years ago. It is the only vineyard in which they use pergola training, ideal for Torrontés because it allows the achievement of a unique aromatic expression. Soil is deep and sandy with very few rocks.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested by hand. During harvest, a double selection line is used to ensure that 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: In the glass, wine is yellow with bright greenish tones. Fruity and tropical on the nose, with a second aroma of flower and citrus. Good structure and balanced acidity. Fresh, bright, and delicious.
90pts (2019 Vintage) Decanter 10/2019
"Sweet and spicy perfume, with youthful pear drop character. A powerful example, with nicely worked fruit and a streak of fresh acidity."
88pts (2019 Vintage) Vinous 6/9/2020
"A no-nonsense 2019 Torrontés Amauta Absoluto from Cafayate made in the region’s traditional style: aromas of orange blossom and rose perfume with ripe citrus notes. Smooth and full on the palate with low freshness and metal brought by the CO2. The finish is quite floral."