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El Porvenir de Cafayate Amauta Corte I, Valle de Cafayate
El Porvenir de Cafayate Amauta Corte I, Valle de Cafayate
El Porvenir de Cafayate Amauta Corte I, Valle de Cafayate

2013 El Porvenir de Cafayate Amauta Corte I, Valle de Cafayate

Variety
Variety
Malbec
Vintage
Vintage
2013
Style
Style
Rich
Region / Country
Region / Country
Valle de Cafayate, Argentina
Star Napa winemaker Paul Hobbs consults for El Porvenir de Cafayate, an Argentine estate focused on Bordeaux-inspired reds.
$22.00 / each
Member Price: $19.80
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Inside Story
Argentina’s arid, isolated Salta province lies high in the Andean foothills north of Mendoza. Most vineyards, incredibly, are more than a mile above sea level. Grapes grow on high plateaus fringed in snow-capped peaks, under surreally blue, crystalline skies. Strong sunlight, hot days and thin soils produce firm, full-bodied reds. The wines get complexity from the thick skins the grapes develop to protect themselves from the cold mountain nights and dry desert air.
As you might guess from its name, El Porvenir de Cafayate (“The Future of Cafayate”) is an ambitious winery. It was founded in Salta’s Cafayate zone in 2000 by a former governor of the province, Juan Carlos Romero, and his wife Carmen Lucía Marcuzzi. Their daughter Lucía runs the estate, working with day-to-day winemaker Mariano Quiroga Adamo as well as consultant Paul Hobbs, one of Napa’s most visible “flying winemakers.” Amauta is their entry-level tier; like all the reds, the Inspiracion cuvée is based on Bordeaux varieties—here, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. A dash of Syrah adds a light peppery edge.
In the Glass
The first thing that’s striking about this red is the range and distinctiveness of its aromas. Marked by notes of currants, plums, cassis and peppery spice, it’s incredibly fragrant. On the palate it combines the generous plum fruit of Malbec with the firmness of Cabernet. It’s rich, bold and energetic, with a vibrancy that suggests crisp mountain air.
At the Table
Argentina is the home of incredible grass-fed steak, and we can think of few better pairings for this wine than a hunk of smoky, char-grilled beef. That said, pork and lamb will work beautifully with this wine as well. Its bold flavors can stand up to everything from chimichurri sauce to your favorite barbecue sauce or spice rub. (Just make sure the sauce isn’t too sweet.)

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