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.View Supplier Page
Aromas of red fruit and earth with a hint of orange zest.
Fresh and bright with well-integrated tannins and a long finish.
Pairs beautifully with dishes such as mushroom risotto or duck with raspberry reduction.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."