Bodega Colome Estate Series Auténtico Salta Malbec 2021
Region: Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina
Bottle size: 75cl
This Malbec has a deep inky colour with violet hues. It has aromas of blackberries, cherries, and figs, combined with spicy notes and a touch of floral notes. On the palate, it is lush and concentrated, with crisp acidity and ripe, finely-grained tannins that provide structure and balance.
The altitude of the Upper Calchaquí Valley has a signficant impact on the quality and concentration of the fruit produced. The high altitude means grapes are more exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which causes them to develop thicker and darker skins to protect themselves from sunburn. The fruit for this wine comes from 90 year old vines in the Colomé vineyard, which is 2,300 metres in altitude. The vines are trained in the vertical shoot positioning system and planted on complex soils with layers of gravel, clay, granite and alluvial material.
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.