Salta, Argentina

Bodegas Colomé and Amalaya are located in Argentina’s Northern province of Salta. With the majestic backdrop of the Andes, Colomé is one Argentina’s oldest working wineries (1831) and boasts the world’s highest vineyards with altitudes of nearly 3048 metres (10,000 feet). Malbec and Torrontes flourish in the sustainably-farmed vineyards. Certified sustainable. 

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Altura Máxima Pinot Noir

SKU 426078
Country Argentina
Region Salta
Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC


Ruby red.


Aromas of red fruit and earth with a hint of orange zest.


Fresh and bright with well-integrated tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs beautifully with dishes such as mushroom risotto or duck with raspberry reduction.

More Info

At 3111 meters above sea level, the weather conditions are extreme, with late frosts in spring and early ones in autumn, therefore, we plant varieties with short cycle such as Pinot Noir. The extreme altitude at which the vineyard is located means the grapes receive more sun and less UV protection. This in turn produces thicker skinned grapes that deliver a more robust mouthfeel supported by fresh acidity.

94 pts

Tim Atkin MW, Argentina 2023 Special Report

2021 -

"Every bit as fresh and focused as you’d expect from the second highest vineyard in the world, this racy, ethereal Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied delight. Fermented with one-third whole bunches, this has redcurrant and goji berry flavours, savoury tannins and a crunchy, aromatic finish. 2023-27"

93 pts

James Suckling, Mar/2023

2021 -

"Stemmy herbs to the nose with strawberries, baked raspberries, black tea and some grapefruit. Very juicy and medium-bodied on the palate showing lovely texture and some fresh, dusty tannins. Pretty long and layered finish with lots of grapefruit citrus at the end. Drink now."

95 pts

Tim Atkin MW, Argentina Special Report 2022

2020 -

"The birds only eat the Pinot,” says Thibaut Delmotte of the Altura Máxima vineyard, and who can blame them? Produced from three parcels planted with the 115 and 667 clones, this is floral and refined, with some tobacco and pepper spice notes from one third whole bunches, subtle 10% new wood and the zip and freshness you’d expect from a vineyard over 3,000 metres. "


92 pts

Decanter, Aug/2022

2020 -

"This exotic Pinot Noir is made by Thibaut Delmotte with grapes from a vineyard planted 3,100m above sea level in the Calchaquí Valley. 30% fermented with whole bunches, it’s a vivid ruby red in the glass with a nose of wild strawberries, redcurrants, stems, herbs and earthy notes. On the palate it’s harmonious and fresh with refined tannins that sculpt the loquacious finish."

91 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Dec/2020

2019 -

"A Pinot Noir from the Altura Máxima vineyard, grown at 3,100 meters above sea level, the 2019 Lote Especial Altura Maxima was 1/3rd fermented with whole bunches and aged for 12 months in French barrels. A light cherry in the glass, the gentle nose delivers strawberry notes over hints of oak and earth as well as a touch of orange zest. The delicate palate has just the right degree of freshness while the unintrusive tannins lend texture. A Burgundy infused Pinot from a high altitude desert."