Our Wines

Amauta Corte I – Inspiration

The Amauta, in the original cultures of Cafayate, was the great teacher, the wise man. Respected for his knowledge of human subjects, of nature, and of the universe, it was he who taught to live.

These teachings were based on the Divine duality, two principles that harmonically complement each other, such as the sun and the moon, day and night, and life and death.

Our  blends come together with this perfect harmony and their names come from our values: Inspiration, Respect, Reflexion and Innovation.  These wines are aged in oak barrels and in big barrels or Cubas of 6,000 litters to preserve the fruit.

As part of this line we also produce wines without any oak, we called them Absolutos, and our goal is to show the purity and the quality of the fruit we can obtain in our region. We produce the varieties that best develop in the area: Malbec, Tannat and Torrontes.

Varietal Composition

60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah.

Vineyards

Finca Rio Seco: vineyards located at 1,700 mts (5,577 ft) above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Salta.

Structure

Vertical vine training.
Low yield of 7 tons/hectare in the Malbec and Syrah vineyards; 6 tons/hectare in the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Age of vineyard: 15 years.

Harvest

Malbec: 2nd week of february. Cabernet Sauvignon: 1st week of March and Syrah: 1st and 2nd week of April. By hand in 20 kg bins.

Fermentation

Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5oC. Alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Large oak vats (cuves) and American and French oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.

Alcohol

14,60 %

Acidity

5,80 g/l

pH

3,77

Sugar

2,80 g/l

Production

18.000 bottles

Tasting Notes

Eyes: intense and vivacious ruby-red with violet tones.

Nose: spicy with black and red fruits such as plum, cherry and
strawberry, with a note of vanilla due to the oak.

Mouth: sweet, ripe tannins make for a nice, smooth entry. Balanced acidity and long harmonious finish.

Storage: because of its structure this is a wine that can be aged for up to 8 years.

Varietal Composition

60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah.

Vineyards

Finca Rio Seco: vineyards located at 1,700 mts (5,577 ft) above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Salta.

Structure

Vertical vine training.
Low yield of 7 tons/hectare in the Malbec and Syrah vineyards; 6 tons/hectare in the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Age of vineyard: 15 years.

Harvest

Malbec: 2nd week of february. Cabernet Sauvignon: 1st week of March and Syrah: 1st and 2nd week of April. By hand in 20 kg bins.

Fermentation

Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5oC. Alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Large oak vats (cuves) and American and French oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.

Alcohol

14,60 %

Acidity

5,80 g/l

pH

3,77

Sugar

2,80 g/l

Production

18.000 bottles

Tasting Notes

Eyes: intense and vivacious ruby-red with violet tones.

Nose: spicy with black and red fruits such as plum, cherry and
strawberry, with a note of vanilla due to the oak.

Mouth: sweet, ripe tannins make for a nice, smooth entry. Balanced acidity and long harmonious finish.

Storage: because of its structure this is a wine that can be aged for up to 8 years.

Varietal Composition

60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah.

Vineyards

Finca Rio Seco: vineyards located at 1,700 mts (5,577 ft) above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Salta.

Structure

Vertical vine training.
Low yield of 7 tons/hectare in the Malbec and Syrah vineyards; 6 tons/hectare in the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Age of vineyard: 16 years.

Harvest

Malbec: 2nd week of february. Cabernet Sauvignon: 1st week of March and Syrah: third week of February. By hand in 20 kg bins.

Fermentation

Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5oC. Alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Large oak vats (cuves) and American and French oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.

Alcohol

14,60 %

Acidity

5,80 g/l

pH

3,77

Sugar

2,80 g/l

Production

15.000 bottles

Tasting Notes

Eyes: intense and vivacious ruby-red with violet tones.

Nose: spicy with black and red fruits such as plum, cherry and
strawberry, with a note of vanilla due to the oak.

Mouth: sweet, ripe tannins make for a nice, smooth entry. Balanced acidity and long harmonious finish.

Storage: because of its structure this is a wine that can be aged for up to 8 years.

Varietal Composition

60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah.

Vineyards

Finca Rio Seco: vineyards located at 1,700 mts (5,577 ft) above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Salta.

Structure

Vertical vine training.
Harvest
Malbec: 2nd week of february. Cabernet Sauvignon: 1st week of March and Syrah: 1st and 2nd week of April. By hand in 20 kg bins.
Fermentation
Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5oC. Alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Alcohol
14,60 %
Total acidity
5,80 g/l
pH
3,77
Residual sugar
2,80 g/l
Production
15.000 bottles
Low yield of 7 tons/hectare in the Malbec and Syrah vineyards; 6 tons/hectare in the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Age of vineyard: 13 years.

Harvest

Malbec: 2nd week of february. Cabernet Sauvignon: 1st week of March and Syrah: 1st and 2nd week of April. By hand in 20 kg bins.

Fermentation

Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5oC. Alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Large oak vats (cuves) and American and French oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.

Alcohol

14,60 %

Acidity

5,80 g/l

pH

3,77

Sugar

2,80 g/l

Production

15.000 bottles

Tasting Notes

Eyes: intense and vivacious ruby-red with violet tones.

Nose: spicy with black and red fruits such as plum, cherry and
strawberry, with a note of vanilla due to the oak.

Mouth: sweet, ripe tannins make for a nice, smooth entry. Balanced acidity and long harmonious finish.

Storage: because of its structure this is a wine that can be aged for up to 8 years.

Varietal Composition

60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah

Vineyards

Finca Rio Seco: vineyards located at 1.750 mts above sea level in Cafayate, Salta.

Structure

Back conduction in VSP System. Production: 7 tones/hectare in the Malbec and the Syrah; 6 tones/hectare in the Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard age: 12 years old.

Harvest

Malbec: 1st and 2nd week of March. Tannat y Petit Verdot: 1st and 2nd week of April. By hand in bins of 20 kg.

Fermentation

Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5 ºC. Alcoholic fermentation for 14 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Cubas and oak american and french barrels for 6 to 8 months.

Alcohol

14,6%

Acidity

5,8 g/l

pH

3,77

Sugar

2,8 g/l

Production

15.000 bottles

Tasting Notes

Eyes: Intense and vivacious red ruby with violet tonalities.

Nose: Spicy with black and red fruits like cherry, strawberry with a vanilla aroma due to the time in oak.

Mouth: Sweet and good entry because of the mature tannins. Balanced acidity and long harmonic final.

Storage: Because of its structure its a wine that can be storage for 10 years.

Varietal Composition

60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah

Vineyards

Finca Rio Seco: vineyards located at 1.750 mts above sea level in Cafayate, Salta.

Structure

Back conduction in VSP System. Low yield of 7 tons/hectare in the Malbec and the Syrah; and 6 tons/hectare in the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Harvest

Malbec: 3rd week of March. Cabernet Sauvignon: 1st week of March. Syrah: 1st week of April. By hand in bins of 20 kg.

Fermentation

Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 4 days at 5 °C. 14 days of alcoholic fermentation time with a controlled temperature between 26 and 28 °C. Post-fermentation maceration of 20 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels.

Aging

From 6 to 8 months in french and american oak barrels.

Alcohol

14,6%

Acidity

5,8 g/l

pH

3,70

Production

20.000 bottles

Tasting Notes

Eyes: Intense ruby red with violet tones make an expressive and vivacious colour.

Nose: Spicy notes, red and black fruits like strawberry, raspberry and blackberry. Vanilla and toast notes from the oak barrels.

Mouth: Intense and sweet beginning, due to the mature tannins, with well balanced acidity.

Storage: Beacuse of its structure, this wine can be storage for 10 years.

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Amauta_Corte I 2015

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