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.