Amalaya de Colomé Valle Calchaquí 2009

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Grapes were hand harvested in 30-pound boxes, delivered to the winery and hand sorted. Ater 4 days of cold maceration, fermentation was slow, using selected yeast. Maceration lasted 18 to 20 days. Maltolacic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Once Maltolacic fermentation was completed, 20% of the wine was aged in French oak during 10 months. It was the fined using egg whites from our biodynamic farm.

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Colome was farmed for thousand of years by the native population who were excellent stewards of the land. The original Indio language in Ihe Cakhaqul Valley was "Kakan"; but at the end of the 15th century the Incas entered the valley. Since then, the dialect spoken in the valley has been "Quechua". In 1549, Calchaqui Valley was first occupied by the Spanish conquistadores... Read more
Colome was farmed for thousand of years by the native population who were excellent stewards of the land. The original Indio language in Ihe Cakhaqul Valley was "Kakan"; but at the end of the 15th century the Incas entered the valley. Since then, the dialect spoken in the valley has been "Quechua". In 1549, Calchaqui Valley was first occupied by the Spanish conquistadores but they encountered stiff resistance from the native population. 90 years later the Spanish succeeded expropriating the native population. As the tale goes, the native tribe chief Colomln received vines from the Spanish conquistadores in the late 16th century for good services rendered. The old Colomi winery was founded in 1831. probably by the Spanish Governor of Salta, Nicolas Severo de Isasmendi y Echalar. His daughter Ascencion, who married Jose Benjamin Davalos, introduced in 1854 from France pre-phylloxera Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon wines to Colome. Three vineyards of 10 acres/ 4 hectares, dating from this time still produce grapes. Colome is considered the oldest existing winery in Argentina. Read less

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External Reviews for Amalaya de Colomé Valle Calchaquí

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/05/2012

Colome's Estate Malbec is annually one of Argentina's better values. The 2009 Estate Malbec (85%) contains small amounts of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah in its blend. It spent 15 months in barrel, 30% new American, the balance second-use Fre... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Malbec wine from Salta in Argentina. 2009 Colome Malbec 750ml


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"The color is deep


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/31/2011

Dunkles Purpur, schwarze Reflexe. Viel schwarze Schokolade und Oliven im anspruchsvollen Bouquet, daneben eine Fülle von schwarzer Frucht, Pflaumen und Cassis. Enorm konzentrierter Gaumen mit viel Kirschfrucht und leichten Tabaknoten, sehr dicht und von konzentrierter Fruchtsüsse, angenehme Vanillenoten begleiten das langanhaltende Finale.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/23/2011

Aromen: Würzig, röstig, getrocknete Beerennoten. Gaumen: weiche Gerbstoffe, dezente Süsse, komplexe Aromatik: Rosinen, schwarze Schokolade, Lakritze, Rauch, Teer, Ingwer und Heu. Ein Wein mit Potenzial.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/06/2011

A Malbec wine from Salta in Argentina. 2009 Colome Malbec 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
10/13/2010

Dunkles rot mit Purpurreflexen Aromen: Feigen, Korinthen, Kirschen und Gewürze Mittlerer Körper, gut integrierte Säure, würzig, erdige Komponente, trockenbeerig, weiche Gerbstoffe, lang und samtig im Abgang


External Review
07/30/2011

Dark with purple hues, intense aromas of black fruits, cloves, black pepper and allspice. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cassis, vanilla and French oak. Powerful, and yet velvety on the palate, like a chocolate coating and has a very persistent finish. The richness of this Malbec-based wine allows it to be paired with both delicate and strongly flavored meats.


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Tasting Notes:

The color is deep magenta with red hues. The aromas begin with a top note of roses and violets followed by a red fruit profile of cherries and strawberries with hints of white pepper. The flavors are similar, with exotic plum and berry wrapped in a sweet, wet clay, earthy background. The entry on the palate is smooth, moving to full bodied and silky with a persistent finish.

Grapes were hand harvested in 30-pound boxes, delivered to the winery and hand sorted. Ater 4 days of cold maceration, fermentation was slow, using selected yeast. Maceration lasted 18 to 20 days. Maltolacic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Once Maltolacic fermentation was completed, 20% of the wine was aged in French oak during 10 months. It was the fined using egg whites from our biodynamic farm.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.00%
Total Acidity: 6.0 grams per liter

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