Colomé 1831 Malbec

Calchaqui Valley, Salta

Colomé is one of Argentina’s oldest wineries located in the Calchaqui Valley at 2300 metres (7500ft) where extreme conditions create unique terroir, perfect for growing Malbec.

Planted in 1831, the estate vineyard at Colomé is this inspiration for this wine and a tribute to our history and to my father-in-law Donald Hess who came to Colomé with vision, passion and a desire to craft the world’s greatest Malbecs. Aged in both new and used French oak barrels for 18 months, this wine exhibits dark fruit notes followed by well-structured tannins that give backbone and a plush mouthfeel to the wine - Christoph Ehrbar.

Tasting Notes

Intense red color with purple hues. Elegant and complex, with ripe black fruit and oral and spicy notes complemented by delicate and integrated notes from its oak aging. A fruity, concentrated and balanced wine with marked acidity, round tannins and great body.

AGING: 18 months in new & 2° use French Oak barrels
WINEMAKER: Thibaut Delmotte

VARIETY: 100% Malbec
ALC: 15%
PH: 3.7
ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
SUGAR: 2,8 g/l

VINEYARDS: Upper Calchaquí Valleys, Salta, Argentina
ALTITUDE: 2300m (7500ft)

Colomé is one of Argentina's oldest wineries located in the Calchaqui Valley at 2300 meters where extreme conditions create unique terroir, perfect for growing Malbec.  Planted in 1831, the estate vineyard at Colomé is the inspiration for this wine created as a tribute to our history and to my father-in-law Donald Hess who came to Colomé with vision, passion and a desire to craft the world's greatest Malbecs.

AGING: 18 months in both new and used French oak barrels. WINEMAKER: Thibaut Delmotte

VARIETY: 100% Malbec ALCOHOL: 14.9%

ALTITUDE: 2,300 meters, High Altitude Vineyards VITICURAL AREA: Calchaquí Valleys, Salta, Argentina

  • 91

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, September 2022

    "This well-balanced wine shows a bouquet of ripe plum and blackberry aromas with hints of rosemary. A silky round palate gives way to plenty of black-fruit flavors blended with a light note of leather. The finish is medium in length, with oaky and fruity notes."

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  • 92

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    Vinous, November 2021

    "The 2018 Malbec 1831 is made with grapes from the establishment’s oldest vineyards, which according to records were first planted in 1831. A vivid red and dense purple hue. This wine has a fragrant, complex and ripe nose of chutney, balsamic traces and notes of redcurrant and hints of bay leaf and plum jam. A nuanced wine, the palate is broad with mild, juicy freshness, good concentration and a gentle feel sculpted a little by characterful tannins before a fruity finish one rarely finds in the valley. A high altitude mild red."

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  • 90

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    James Suckling, April 2020

    "This has a deep and dark, purple-fruit nose with violets and brambly dark plums pervading the palate. Very rich in flavor. Drink over the next five years."

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    Vinous, October 2020

    "Made with grapes from pre-phylloxera parral vines between 100 and 150 years old at 2,300 meters above sea level, this Malbec is an intense blackberry color in the glass. The nose presents ripe fruit, a hint of flesh and clear woody notes (from the 18 months spent in barrels); grape syrup is the dominant aroma. Fleshy on the palate, with mild tannins, it makes an indulgent, rich entrance, and at 15.5% alcohol it’s almost a port, with a well-defined high-altitude character."

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TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2018 Colomé 1831 Malbec – Tasting Notes

Colomé – Wine Advocate 2022 Reviews – Sales Sheet

2019 Colomé 1831 Malbec – 94pts, Wine Advocate – Sales Sheet

Colomé 1831 Malbec – Label

Colomé 1831 Malbec – Bottle