Lafite & Catena Amancaya Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon

£17.70
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Amancaya presents a harmonious balance between the Argentine and Bordeaux styles. The wine is fruitier due to the higher percentage of Malbec and shorter ageing. Complex, nose combines redcurrant, nutty oak, leather, tobacco leaf and fresh herbs. Supple and suave, with restrained sweetness and a fine-grained texture.
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2015
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75cl

Background

The word AMANCAYA is the native Indian name of a flower found at high altitudes in the Andes in the Mendoza area. 

VINEYARD

Mendoza is a truly great wine making region, vigorous and healthy, these high-altitude vineyards give complex fruit rather than just power. Combine this with the European mind set of the Lafite-Rothschild’s then the destination is a mid-Atlantic style, some Argentinian power yet European class and finesse also

WINEMAKING

The wine is aged 12 months in French oak.

FOOD MATCH

Roast beef – this wine deserves to be decanted to aerate it

 

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