Caro Amancaya 2017
Approximately half of the volume of the 2017 Amancaya matured in oak barrels, and the other half was kept in concrete vats for one year. This comes from vineyards in Altamira, and the barrels used for the élevage are mostly in barriques produced by Lafite that have a very light toast, with the idea to preserve the aromatics of the wine and let it breath and provide structure in the élevage without interfering with the aromas. The oak is very nicely integrated and folded into the fruit, and the wine comes through as quite pure and fruit driven, with moderate ripeness and a harmonious palate. This was born as the classical second wine in a Bordeaux sense.
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, spices and cocoa powder show both jammy and slightly herbal nuances, suggesting a wide range of fruit ripeness. Juicy, energetic and fine-grained, with its dark fruit and chocolate flavors accented by spices and herbs. A classic, rather polished second wine with noteworthy flavor interest, firm tannic spine and very good persistence.