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Colome Malbec Autentico Salta 2015

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Bodegas Colome is the oldest working winery in Argentina, founded in 1831. This wine is a tribute to all the people who have worked this land over the many decades of the wineries existence. This 100% Malbec comes from the 90-year-old vines in the San Jose Vineyard. It is made in the traditional Argentinean way with no new oak, no added commercial yeasts, and it has been bottled without filtration, all in order to achieve the authentic expression of this unique terroir. The Wine Advocate scored it 93 points saying "The unoaked 2015 Auténtico Malbec is a homage to the Colomé of yesteryear produced by the Dávalos family, the previous owners of Colomé. It's sourced from old Malbec vines, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for some ten months in vat, including malolactic. Mr. Dávalos hates oak and never allowed any barrique in his cellar, and this wine is a tribute to his work. They are also harvesting a little earlier, looking for freshness. This is juicy and floral, with good ripeness and soft tannins with a soft texture and very good balance. This is a blend of fruit from older parral vineyards and some higher altitude vines planted at El Arenal at some 2,600 meters. They have now identified which vineyards work better for this wine, which shows the naked character of the place without the possibility to use any makeup. Authentic!"

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Color: Red
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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

External Reviews for Colome Malbec Autentico Salta

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/22/2017

Bodegas Colome is the oldest working winery in Argentina, founded in 1831. This wine is a tribute to all the people who have worked this land over the many decades of the wineries existence. This 100% Malbec comes from the 90-year-old vines in the San Jose Vineyard. It is made in the traditional Argentinean way with no new oak, no added commercial yeasts, and it has been bottled without filtration, all in order to achieve the authentic expression of this unique terroir. The Wine Advocate scored it 93 points saying "The unoaked 2015 Auténtico Malbec is a homage to the Colomé of yesteryear produced by the Dávalos family, the previous owners of Colomé. It's sourced from old Malbec vines, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for some ten months in vat, including malolactic. Mr. Dávalos hates oak and never allowed any barrique in his cellar, and this wine is a tribute to his work. They are also harvesting a little earlier, looking for freshness. This is juicy and floral, with good ripeness and soft tannins with a soft texture and very good balance. This is a blend of fruit from older parral vineyards and some higher altitude vines planted at El Arenal at some 2,600 meters. They have now identified which vineyards work better for this wine, which shows the naked character of the place without the possibility to use any makeup. Authentic!"


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/17/2017

Bodegas Colome is the oldest working winery in Argentina, founded in 1831. This wine is a tribute to all the people who have worked this land over the many decades of the wineries existence. This 100% Malbec comes from the 90-year-old vines in the San Jose Vineyard. It is made in the traditional Argentinean way with no new oak, no added commercial yeasts, and it has been bottled without filtration, all in order to achieve the authentic expression of this unique terroir. The Wine Advocate scored it 93 points saying "The unoaked 2015 Auténtico Malbec is a homage to the Colomé of yesteryear produced by the Dávalos family, the previous owners of Colomé. It's sourced from old Malbec vines, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for some ten months in vat, including malolactic. Mr. Dávalos hates oak and never allowed any barrique in his cellar, and this wine is a tribute to his work. They are also harvesting a little earlier, looking for freshness. This is juicy and floral, with good ripeness and soft tannins with a soft texture and very good balance. This is a blend of fruit from older parral vineyards and some higher altitude vines planted at El Arenal at some 2,600 meters. They have now identified which vineyards work better for this wine, which shows the naked character of the place without the possibility to use any makeup. Authentic! 48,000 bottles produced."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/16/2017

Bodegas Colome is the oldest working winery in Argentina, founded in 1831. This wine is a tribute to all the people who have worked this land over the many decades of the wineries existence. This 100% Malbec comes from the 90-year-old vines in the San Jose Vineyard. It is made in the traditional Argentinean way with no new oak, no added commercial yeasts, and it has been bottled without filtration, all in order to achieve the authentic expression of this unique terroir. The Wine Advocate scored it it 93 points saying "The unoaked 2015 Auténtico Malbec is a homage to the Colomé of yesteryear produced by the Dávalos family, the previous owners of Colomé. It's sourced from old Malbec vines, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for some ten months in vat, including malolactic. Mr. Dávalos hates oak and never allowed any barrique in his cellar, and this wine is a tribute to his work. They are also harvesting a little earlier, looking for freshness. This is juicy and floral, with good ripeness and soft tannins with a soft texture and very good balance. This is a blend of fruit from older parral vineyards and some higher altitude vines planted at El Arenal at some 2,600 meters. They have now identified which vineyards work better for this wine, which shows the naked character of the place without the possibility to use any makeup. Authentic! 48,000 bottles produced."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2014 03/16/2016

Bodegas Colome is the oldest working winery in Argentina, founded in 1831. This wine is a tribute to all the people who have worked this land over the many decades of the wineries existence. This 100% Malbec comes from the 90-year-old vines in the San Jose Vineyard. It is made in the traditional Argentinean way with no new oak, no added commercial yeasts, and it has been bottled without filtration, all in order to achieve the authentic expression of this unique terroir. The Wine Advocate scored it it 93 points saying "The 2014 Auténtico Malbec follows the style of the Colomé of yesteryear. Sourced from old Malbec vines, the wine fermented with indigenous yeasts, matured for some 11 months in vat and was bottled raw, without any oak. The nose is ripe and heady, with notes of cassis, blueberries, decayed violets, wild herbs, tea leaves and some spiciness, all from the landscape as there is no wood used in its production. It's very dark, purple-colored, with bright fruit from a wine that has had very little contact with air it and does not have the micro-oxygenation from the barrique. 2014 is ripe and juicy, it has the tannins and concentration of fruit to develop nicely in bottle. Great, pure, dare I say authentic Malbec giving honor to its name! It was put into 30,000 bottles in April 2015."



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