Amaute Corte l 2016
Winery: El Porvenir
Area: Cafayate, Salta
Grapes: 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah
Origin: Estate El Retiro Single Vineyard at 5,577 feet above sea level
Harvest: Hand-picked from February to April. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Color: intense and vivacious ruby-red with violet tones.
Aroma: spicy with black and red fruits such as plum, cherry and strawberry, with a note of vanilla due to the oak.
Flavor: sweet, ripe tannins make for a nice, smooth entry. Balanced acidity and long harmonious finish.
Oak: American and French oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.
Pair with: pasta, blue cheese, grilled lamb and beef
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