Bodega Colome Altura Maxima Salta Pinot Noir 2020
Bodega Colome Altura Maxima Salta Pinot Noir
Region: Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
Intense bright ruby in colour. Perfumed with aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry, complemented by floral and spicy notes. On the palate, it is herbal, complex and concentrated with fresh acidity and good tannic structure.
At a staggering 3,111 metres above sea level, the ‘Altura Máxima’ vineyard, located in the Payogasta area of Salta, is one of the world’s highest and represents viticulture at its most extreme. Despite Hess being labelled “loco” (mad) by many for even contemplating such a feat, he acquired the land and planted there in 2004. The team created a dirt track through the wild and remote scrubland to reach the previously inaccessible vineyard. The extreme conditions proved too challenging in the early years, but fortune favoured the brave, and in 2012 they proved that the impossible was possible and released their first wine from this vineyard. The ‘Altura Máxima’ Pinot Noir is sourced from three different plots in the vineyard.
Bodega Colomé was established in 1831 and is the oldest working winery in Argentina with one of the world’s highest vineyards. Perhaps because of this great tradition, which is allied to the dynamism it displays today, Bodega Colomé was chosen again by Tim Atkin MW as one of his ‘First Growths’ in the classification of Argentinian wineries he made for his 2020 Argentina Report.