Amauta Absoluto Tannat 2016
A delicious alternative to Malbec and a world away from the often hard Tannat found in South West France. This is wild, slightly exotic and immensely drinkable Tannat.
PRODUCTION Grapes are grown in the Finca El Retiro vineyards located 1,750 mts above sea level in Cafayate, Salta. Surrounded by ancient and magnificent cacti, the vines are at least 45 years old and produce approx. 6 tones/hectare. Harvest in 1st and 2nd week of April, by hand in bins of 20 kg. Prefermentative maceration for 6 days at 4 ºC. Alcoholic maceration for 15 days at a controlled temperature between 26 ºC and 28 ºC. Post-fermentative maceration for 10 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
TASTING NOTE Intense ruby, almost purple in colour with red berry fruit on the nose, along with wild spice and hints of figs, and complex hints of leather. These lifted flavours continue to the palate which is full, juicy and drinkable. Berry, smoke, chocolatey fruit is backed up by smooth integrated tannins and fresh acidity to create a long finish.
FOOD MATCH Red meat is the order of the day, with barbecued lamb or chargrilled steak being a good match.
|Producer|| EL PORVENIR DE CAFAYATE VALLE DE CAFAYATE, ARGENTINA
|Region||Valle de Cafayate|
|Style||15. Rich and full dark fruit reds|
|Food Match||Roasted or grilled Red Meats, lamb and beef dishes|
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