2020 Amalaya Torrontes Riesling

Salta, Argentina

From high above the clouds, this Torrontes Riesling blend is from the high elevation vineyards of Salta, Argentina.



About This Wine

The Calchaquí Valley in Salta, Argentina has some of, if not the highest vineyards in the world, with vines at altitudes up to 3000m.

At this altitude, nutrient deficient rocky soils force the vines to work hard, and forge deep roots to survive in this harsh landscape. The results are small grapes of intense concentration, and this Torrontes dominant blend from Amalaya, showcases this fruit intensity.

Citrussy skins on the nose, with blossoms, and floral notes so distinctive to the Torrontes grape. There is a mineral drive to this wine, and as one would expect from such high altitude fruit, a core of acidity running through the palate.


About Bodega Colome

Bodega Colome is the oldest working winery in Argentina.

The vineyards were established in 1831 by the Spanish Governor of Salta, it was brought into the modern day by art collector/business man Donald Hess.

Perched at a mind-bending 2300m above sea level, this cold, mountainous climate ripens incredible opulent Malbec thanks to the long hours of sunlight during the harvest season.

The entrance to the Amalaya Winery
The entrance to the Amalaya Winery
Salta, Argentina
Additional Info

From The Producer

Calchaquí Valley enjoyed excellent conditions for this vintage. The majority of the year's rainfall was concentrated in the spring, replenishing water reserves in the soil ahead of a dry growing season. It was a very good crop both in terms of quantity and quality. The growing season proceeded normally with no incidence of frost or disease development. During maturation, rainfall was limited meaning there was no pressure from botrytis.p>

The grapes went through a double selection process, firstly in the vineyard and then again on the sorting table at the winery. The grapes are pressed without any maceration. A slow fermentation took place using selected yeasts, for around 30 days at a controlled temperature of 14°C, which helped to retain the varietal fruit character. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks for three months before a further two months in bottle.


Blend : Torrontes (85%) Riesling (15%)
ABV : 13
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Las-Mercedes Vineyard of Amalaya
The Las-Mercedes Vineyard of Amalaya
Salta, Argentina
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The 2020 Blanco Amalaya is a Torrontés blended with 15% Riesling from Cafayate in the Calchaquí Valley and is made in a modern style. It has attractive aromas of basil, orange blossom, orange peel and jasmine. In the mouth it is fatty with vibrant freshness packaged in an impactful but subtle ball of flavour that makes this a very competitively-priced wine." Joaquin Hidalgo (Vinous) 

James Suckling

"Orange-blossom, lime-zest, peach and melon aromas. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a fresh, pithy finish. Refreshing. Drink now. Screw cap." - James Suckling (James 


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