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Bodegas Colome Autentico Malbec 2014

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*96 Points - Tim Atkin MW, Argentina 2016 Special Report, 15 March 2016* Bodega Colomé was established in 1831 by the Spanish Governor of Salta, Nicolás Severo de Isasmendi y Echalar. Located in the Upper Calchaquí Valley in Salta in the far north of Argentina, not only is Colomé the oldest winery in Argentina, but it also claims to own the world’s highest vineyard. It has been a part of the Hess Family Estates since 2001 and is run with the same dedication to quality, sustainability and social responsibility as the other Hess Estates around the world. This wine has an intense, almost inky black, colour. On the nose black fruit aromas outstand together with cherries and white mulberry. Figs and an elegant spiciness with a mineral touch. On the palate, there is a nice crisp acidity. The mid palate is robust and with great concentration. The tannins are ripe and fine grained giving the wine some fine structure and balance.

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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*96 Points - Tim Atkin MW, Argentina 2016 Special Report, 15 March 2016* Bodega Colomé was established in 1831 by the Spanish Governor of Salta, Nicolás Severo de Isasmendi y Echalar. Located in the Upper Calchaquí Valley in Salta in the far north of Argentina, not only is Colomé the oldest winery in Argentina, but it also claims to own the world’s highest vineyard. It has been a part of the Hess Family Estates since 2001 and is run with the same dedication to quality, sustainability and social responsibility as the other Hess Estates around the world. This wine has an intense, almost inky black, colour. On the nose black fruit aromas outstand together with cherries and white mulberry. Figs and an elegant spiciness with a mineral touch. On the palate, there is a nice crisp acidity. The mid palate is robust and with great concentration. The tannins are ripe and fine grained giving the wine some fine structure and balance.

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