2012 Amancaya Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendoza, Argentina

Malbec and Cabernet together at last? Your steak is crying out for this! The Amancaya is a joint project of the Catena and Rothschild families, and is a truly lovely bottling and excellent value vintage after vintage. A definite food wine not to be missed.

91 JS

2012 Amancaya Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon

$19.99


$17.09
as part of a mixed case.



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Winemaker's Notes
"65% Malbec/35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep crimson colour.The nose presents aromas of red and black fruit, with red currants and plums, and a little bit of mint and cedar. The bouquet fills out with notes of vanilla, spices and mocha from the French oak.On the palate, the texture is pleasant and well balanced. The tannins are refined and gentle. There is a pleasant sensation of softness in the mouth.This is a deep, flavourful wine which can be drunk now but which will reveal more of its character in three to five years."

Technical Notes
"The grapes come from the vineyards of Vistalba, La Consulta, Agrelo, Tupungato and Tunuyan (which are all over 30 years old and situatedon an altitude between 800 and 1400 m). The meticulous selection takes place in the vineyards of the Catena family as well as in the vineyards ofproducers with the greatest terroirs of Mendoza. The traditional techniques such as pumping over are used during fermentation. Maceration forthe Cabernet Sauvignon lasted 25 to 35 days, and 14 to 35 days for the Malbec. Malolactic fermentation took place in 100% stainless steel tanks, withtraditional pumping-over. The ageing in oak barrels takes 12 months in French oak, 25% new oak and 75% second generation. Blending is performedat the moment of the first racking. The wine is purified with stiff egg whites. The barrels are all made at DBR's cooperage. Winemakers, Estela Perinetti and Christian le Sommer. Acidity 5.75g/L; p.H. 3.70; Residual Sugar 2.0g/L 14% alc."

James Sucklng
"91 pts ... A delicate blend of malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon that shows currants and cirtus character. Medium to full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a crisp and clean finish. Delicious fruit and balance."
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