Deep ruby color. The nose is intense with notes of white flowers, red cherries and figs.
In the mouth it is succulent and complex with notes of cloves and other spices.
This well-balanced wine is an elegant expression of the blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Robert Parker: 91/100 Points
Amancaya, like its older brother, presents a subtle harmony of Argentine identity and Bordeaux style.
However, the wine is more fruity due to its higher percentage of Malbec and its shorter aging.
To celebrate its Andean roots, it takes its indigenous name for a beautiful little flower that grows in the heights of the Andes.
The idea of a partnership between the Rothschild and Catena families was born in 1999. The Catena family has been producing wines for four generations.
Their extensive knowledge of Mendoza's high altitude terroirs places them among the most renowned Malbec producers in Argentina.
By bringing together the incomparable experience of Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite in the production of a great Cabernet Sauvignon, their aim is to develop a wine that combines French and Argentinian cultures and the two grape varieties characteristic of each family.
Situated at the foot of the snowy peaks of the Andes, the Mendoza region is known as the best wine region in Argentina.
Planted on plateaus between 800 and 1200 m, Mendoza's vineyards are among the highest in the world.
Protected from the rains in the west by the mountains and from the Pampas in the east, it is a very arid region. The wines of Mendoza owe their character to the exceptional sun enjoyed by the vineyards and the wide temperature ranges between day and night.
Amancaya is the Quechua name for a flower endemic to the Andes that grows in the Mendoza region.
The grapes come from selected lots of old vines located in Lujan de Cuyo, on the outskirts of Mendoza, and also in Altamira, further south.
Lujan brings together a great diversity of soils, depending on the proximity of the vineyards to the mountains or the Mendoza river; these soils are an original formation
alluvial layer consisting of layers of clay, rock and gravel.
In Altamira, the vineyard is planted at an altitude of 1000m, in the old alluvial bed of the Tunuyán River.
Grapes: Malbec 72%, Cabernet Sauvignon 28%
Side dish: Meat, Fish, Appetizer