Archive for the Cafayate Category

Bodega El Porvenir Amauta II Cabernet Merlot 2008, Cafayaté, Argentina

Bodega El Porvenir produces a wide range of wines, and the Amauta range is their discovery range: quality wines priced so average wine buyers can easily bring home a bottle and give the wines of El Porvenir a try. The red spectrum of the Amauta consists of three blends and a single varietal Syrah.  Amauta II is blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. (look ma, no Malbec!)   On the nose you get darker berries, blueberry and blackberry dominate.  You also get some green vine scent.   I Read more [...]

Bodegas El Porvenir Laborum Torrontés 2011, Cafayate, Argentina

Bodegas El Porvenir might be your first stop if you want to visit Cafayate Argentina.  With their winery and tasting room located right in town and a wide offering of products in different ranges, you can quickly acclimatise yourself to what is going on in Cafayate.  Cafayate is essentially ground zero for Torrontés, so no better grape to start with. The 2011 Laborum Torrontés shows a nose that points sharply towards floral. Laborum is the second to top tier of wines from El Porvenir, and Read more [...]

Bodegas El Porvenir Amauta Rosé Malbec – Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Cafayate, Argentina

Bodegas El Porvenir's accessible Amauta range presents their expression of Argentine rosé, a blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.  When you think rosé, you think pink.  This wine pours a little darker than most and the colour approaches electric red. That darkness carries into the smell, the wine expresses more darker notes than you are used to from most rosés thanks to the Cabernet Sauvignon I reckon.  It still has a nice strawberry fragrance there as well to make sure you don't feel Read more [...]
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