Amar Y Vivir Cabernet Sauvignon
Regular price £54.00
Terroir: Quebrada de San Lucas, Valle Calchaqui, Salta, at 2,100 meters above sea level. Soils of sand and calcareous rock. Irrigation with meltwater and springs from the foothills of the Andes.
Harvest: First week of April
Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging in 500 litre French oak barrels (70% first use, 30% second and third use) 15 months
Malolactic fermentation: YES
Alcohol: 14.6 %
Total Acidity / PH: 5.47 / 3.6
Maceration: 24 days.
Winemaker: Matias Etchart
Last Awards: 96 Tim Atkins, Selected as Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Tim Atkins Argentinian Report 2022.
On your right San Carlos, Salta, Argentina. On your Left (Yellow Pin), the winery Arca Yaco.
Arca Yaco is a small winery with difficult access located in the Quebrada de San Lucas. To get there, you leave Cafayate towards Cachi and when you reach San Carlos you turn west, looking for the foothills. After a long stretch of gravel, you arrive at a small town of just 20 adobe houses called San Lucas. You pass the small town, drive through a dry riverbed and finally climb a steep hillside to the winery.
Its owner is Matías Etchart, a young winemaker who grew up playing in the vineyards of the Cafayate winery, owned by his grandfather Arnaldo B. Etchart, and who a few years ago decided to return to his origins. He looked for a small farm suitable for growing vines and in 2010 he found this unexplored paradise.
Seeing that land and tasting the water that came down from the mountain, he realized that this was the place to fulfill his dream. He recovered irrigation canals, built roads and in 2013 he planted two hectares mainly of Malbec and some cabernet sauvignon. He built his house next to the vineyard, in 2015 he made the first vinification in a house tank and in 2017 he built the winery.
The view is impressive: the look travels through valleys and ravines, crosses the hills again and again and is lost in the distance in the omnipresent Nevado de Cachi. The winery is located on a small plateau and a little further down, the family house and the vineyard. A deep canyon guarded by huge cardones reminds us how small we are. Again, silence and the same feeling of immensity that I experienced in Tacuil returns.
Matías uses two harvest times for Malbec about 10 days apart and a month later he harvests Cabernet Sauvignon. Manual harvesting is done in 20-kilo baskets. The grape enters the grinder and from there by gravity it goes to the pools, to the tanks or to the barrels depending on which line it is for. For Amar y Vivir, fermentation and aging take place in French oak barrels.
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