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El Porvenir “Alto Los Cuises” Malbec, Cafayate 2019

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El Porvenir de Cafayate

The Alto Los Cuises vineyard is nestled between steep slopes and high mountian cliffs, this extreme vineyard produces grapes with a unique and fine expression.

Meet the producer

El Porvenir de Cafayate is one of Salta's premium but very affordable, high altitude wine producers. This small, family-owned...

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Production

100% Malbec from El Porvenir's highest vineyard (1850 masl) situated in a ravine of the Sierra de Quilmes. Vines are immersed in an intimate environment of diverse vegetation, among palm trees, fig trees, white carob trees and a beautiful jacaranda tree. The grapes obtained from this vineyard have a character of wild herbs that are reflected in a unique wine, like the place where it comes from. Due to the extreme slope of the land, the vines are planted in an ancestral system of terraces in order to favour a natural irrigation by gravity, with melted snow from the mountains running down.

Tasting notes

One of the most highly regarded modern Malbec vineyards in Argentina, Alto Los Cuises is, unusually, bush-vine Malbec planted amongst the ancient, giant cacti of El Porvenir's highest, driest rocky slopes. The resulting wine is full, with a mineral seam of texture and acidity running though the hugely floral pallet. Its a remarkable, contemporary expression of Malbec that highlights the a-typicity and regionality possible in Argentina.

Food match

Grilled red meats cooked low and low over a traditional Argentine asado...or a BBQ will do the job too!

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