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Bodega Colome Malbec Calchaqui Valley 2009

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From vines planted in 1854, grown biodynam- ically at an altitude of 5,500-8,500 feet and are believed to be the highest vineyards in the world. Deep, dark red with a magenta hue. This wine is layered on the nose with blackberry, licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and spices. The flavors are rich with layered fig paste, plums, cassis and blackberry fruit.

Region: Argentina » Salta

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Winery: Bodega Colome
Color: Red
Varietal: Malbec
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Bodega Colome:
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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Snooth User: ADOLFITO
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3.50 5
01/22/2012

Very good


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Source: We Speak Wine
02/19/2013

This wine has intense dark color, with layered aromas of cherries, blackberries, white pepper and violets. Similar flavors follow, with concentration and texture. Well integrated oak nuances come from 18 months of aging in French oak barrels. The tannis are round and elegant, creating a long finish. The wine is enjoyable now, or can be cellared for 5-6 years. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **



From vines planted in 1854, grown biodynam- ically at an altitude of 5,500-8,500 feet and are believed to be the highest vineyards in the world. Deep, dark red with a magenta hue. This wine is layered on the nose with blackberry, licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and spices. The flavors are rich with layered fig paste, plums, cassis and blackberry fruit.

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