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 Sauvignon Blanc

SKU 426083
Country Argentina
Region Salta
Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC


Yellow with a green hue.


Aromas of asparagus, lime and freshly cut grass.


Malic and full on the palate with refreshing acidity.

Food Pairing

Pairs beautifully with zesty appetizers, salads and fish dishes.

More Info

At 3111 meters, the weather conditions are extreme, with late frosts in spring and early ones in autumn. Therefore, we plant varieties with short cycle such as Sauvignon Blanc, as exposure is a key factor to achieve a well-ripened fruit while keeping its freshness.

94 pts

Tim Atkin MW, Argentina 2023 Special Report

2022 -

"Low-yielding Sauvignon Blanc vines at over 3,000 metres - surely the highest plantings of the variety in the world - supply the grapes for this partially barrel-fermented style. White pepper and pink grapefruit flavours segue into a green, zesty, herbal finish. The oak adds another layer of complexity. 2023-26"

93 pts

James Suckling, Mar/2023

2022 -

"A fresh yet tangy sauvignon blanc with lifted white asparagus to the guava and currant leaf aromas. A hint of green beans that does not turn off my interest in this. The sleek, medium-bodied palate has a zesty brightness and freshness from the high-altitude vineyard. Delicious now."

94 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Aug/2022

2021 -

"The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Altura Máxima hails from Payogasta, Salta, a vineyard planted at a height of 10,200 feet in the middle of a desert right up on the Tropic of Capricorn. A steely light green in the glass. The remarkably intense nose offers asparagus, lime, rue and grass. In the mouth, it presents good fat and a malic, nimble flow, with the energy balanced out by the freshness. A surprising wine."

94 pts

Tim Atkin MW, Argentina Special Report 2022

2021 -

"Produced with what must be the highest Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the world - they’re at 3,000 metres - this is a complex, focused, deftly wooded white from Thibaut Delmotte, with notes of green herbs and mangetout, chiselled acidity and a pithy, lightly spicy finish. Should age gracefully too."

93 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Dec/2020

2020 -

"A Sauvignon Blanc grown at 3,100 meters above sea level in the Altura Máxima vineyard, the Lote Especial Altura Maxima was 25% aged in French barrels. Bright green in color, the nose offers gentle asparagus, lime and pea notes with a strange but delicious hint of muscat brought out by the oak. Very intense, in the mouth the heightened acidity (pH 3.20) and fat make for an exotic, primary wine."

92 pts

Decanter, Jun/2020

2018 -

"An unusual style of Sauvignon Blanc from an exotic place. Fruit for this Sauvignon comes from Finca Altura Máxima located at 3,000m. It is forward, expressive and displays intense aromas of green peas, ripe yellow fruits, passion fruit, star fruit, basil and cut grass. On the palate it is exuberant, exotic and powerful, whilst underpinned by lively acidity to ensure overall harmony."