CAMINO DEL INCA
Cafayate, Salta, Mendoza
Experience the Best of Cafayate's Terroir
The Southern part of the Inca civilization once ruled where Camino del Inca's estate vineyards are now located in Cafayate, Salta. Salta is in the extreme northwest of Argentina and boasts the highest vineyards in the world (6,000 feet above sea level), which results in a day-to-night temperature difference of over 40F, creating extremely concentrated and flavorful grapes. The unique terroir is high desert with poor, sandy soils, perfect for growing Tannat, Malbec, Syrah and Torrontés. The winemakerrs are Paul Hobbs and Mariano Quiroga Adamo, the vineyard manager is Marcelo Casazza, and the owners and managers are the Romero family. Cafayate is a vital and unique Argentine grape-growing region, and we believe Camino del Inca is the best representative of this exciting place.
Camino del Inca Malbec
"Outstanding Value" ('09), Wine Advocate; 91 points ('09), Wilfred Wong.
This Malbec beautifully expresses its Salta terroir: aromas and flavors of red fruits, plums, blackberries, and earth. It is an easy-drinking wine, with sweet tannins and a long finish.
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Camino del Inca Torrontés
This Torrontés beautifully expresses its Salta terroir: explosive aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, white flowers, and honeysuckle. It is balanced and lively in the mouth.
89 points ('11), Wine Advocate: "Captivating nose of stony mineral, floral, and tropical aromas. Savory, spicy, and fresh on the palate, this lively offering is an excellent value..."
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Camino del Inca "Quipu Blend"|
Just as the Incas wove their intricate histories into the quipu, so our winemaker has crafted a stunning, complex wine that exemplifies the terroir of Salta. This blend of 70% Tannat, 20% Malbec and 10% Syrah combines the intense body of the Tannat with the rich fruit and violet flavors of the Malbec and the spice and leather aromas of the Syrah. Only 1,344 bottles produced.
A Vino del Sol “Selección Limitada”
92 points ('05), International Wine Review; 93 points, Wilfred Wong: “An incredible red, the alluring '07 Camino del Inca Quipu Blend shows power and class on the palate; ripe fruit with an accent of violets."
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