CAFAYATE PORTFOLIO

SALTA, ARGENTINA
GRAND RESERVE
MALBEC

DESCRIPTION

From high in the Andes surrounding Salta come Piattelli’s Cafayate wines, grown at over 5,890 feet elevation. The distinctively colorful northwest Argentina mountains, formed by many geological layers, inspired our labels and our regionally distinct approach to winemaking. The splendor of this area, with its pure water and extreme thermal amplitudes that produce grapes bursting with flavor, make this not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the premier grape growing regions in the world.

TASTING NOTES

This wine represents the best of the crops. An intense red color and aromas of black fruits, vanilla and smoke. These aromas are transformed to give the wine great structure and body on the palate. A soft fruit-forward flavor and a strong and balanced finish.

95

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2015

RESERVE
TORRONTÉS

DESCRIPTION

Piattelli Torrontés comes from the Torrontés Riojano grape, a crisp and complex grape considered the best of the sub-varietals. Grown at 5,890 feet elevation, where extreme thermal amplitudes produce grapes bursting with flavor. Piattelli Torrontés is an elegant rendition of this varietal showcasing the freshness and floral qualities this wine is known for, moderated lightly with oak. The grapes were of excellent quality, which made for a delicious wine. Crushed gently in our gravity-flow winery and fermented at 55.4°F, the juice was kept free from harsh flavors throughout the winemaking process. Delicious paired with spicy foods.

TASTING NOTES

A refreshing, fragrant wine, the color of yellow topaz. This Torrontés bursts with tropical aromas of pineapple, peach and orange blossom. Aromatic notes resonate in the mouth with fresh apricot and lychee and a hint of orange zest. Acidity is well-balanced in the mouth with a citrusy medium finish.

95

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2017

RESERVE
MALBEC

DESCRIPTION

Produced from grapes grown at high elevation that are bursting with flavor, the Cafayate Reserve Malbec’s full-body and fruity bouquet will delight the senses.

TASTING NOTES

Purple in color with aromatic notes of ripe plum and violet, Reserve Malbec’s fruity bouquet delights the senses. The mouth is marked by its structure and softness. Full-bodied and bright, this is a very food-friendly wine that stands up well to heavier flavors and red meats.

TECHSHEETS

92

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2016

RESERVE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON

DESCRIPTION

From one of the premier grape growing regions in the world, the Cafayate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon entices with bright aromas of red fruits and spices.

TASTING NOTES

Deep purple in color with bright aromas of red fruits and spices. A full-bodied and mouth-filling red with smooth tannins, leading to a long and elegant finish.

90

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2016

RESERVE
MALBEC + TANNAT

DESCRIPTION

Produced from grapes grown at high elevation that are bursting with flavor, the Cafayate Reserve Malbec’s full-body and fruity bouquet will delight the senses.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has great impact all through the

stages of tasting and its passage through the mouth is superb.

The wine has hues of violet and contours of black that create a

fierce scarlet color. On the nose, spicy and ripe red fruit aromas mix

together with eucalyptus and fig notes. In the mouth, it greets with

a pleasant entrance given by the ripe, firm and intense tannins, the

result of a slow polyphenolic maturation. It has a high structure

and acidity that are balanced in a persistent finish

91

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2016

ARLENE
SERIES

DESCRIPTION

From high in the Andes surrounding Salta come Piattelli’s Cafayate wines, grown at over 5,890 feet elevation. The distinctively colorful northwest Argentina mountains, formed by many geological layers, inspired our labels and our regionally distinct approach to winemaking. The splendor of this area, with its pure water and extreme thermal amplitudes that produce grapes bursting with flavor, make this not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the premier grape growing regions in the world. 

 

Production Notes

18 months in French & American oak barrels

Winemaker Notes

"The Arlene Series is an elegant and rare vintage like none we have released or experienced at Piattelli." - Alejandro Nesman, Winemaker, Piattelli

Other Notes

Varietal Blend: 91% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc

92

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2014 VINTAGE