Colomé El Arenal Malbec

Calchaqui Valley, Salta

This extreme altitude single vineyard wine is a tribute to all those who dare to take the adventurous path, and do what has never been done before. This is what Donald and Ursula Hess did when they planted El Arenal, their first vineyard, at an incredible 2600 meters above sea level in the Alto Calchaqui Valley. Sustainably farmed grapes and the magic of El Arenal produce an incredibly sophisticated tannin structure, and result in a supreme balance of fruit, freshness, power, complexity and elegance that only this extreme altitude has to offer. El Arenal Single Vineyard is the culmination of the dedication, patience, and untamable spirit of innovation of Bodega Colomé.

Tasting Notes

Very deep color, almost black, with purple reflections. Elegant and complex nose: black fruit (blackberry, cherry), spicy (white pepper) and floral (violet) and mineral notes. Well integrated toasting of the barrels. On the palate it is very fruity, vibrant and concentrated, with a good structure and firm tannins.

The El Arenal vineyard is planted t an incredible 2600 meters above sea level in the Alto Calchaqui Valley. Its name literally means sand, which is true to its rugged terroir, where grapes are stressed by intense sun and by cool nights. Sustainably farmed grapes and the magic of El Arenal produce an incredibly sophisticated tannin structure, and result in a supreme balance of fruit, freshness, power, complexity and elegance that only this extreme altitude has to offer.

Ageing: 12 months in French Oak Barrels, 6 months in bottle
Winemaker: Thibaut Delmotte

Variety: 100% Malbec
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.7
Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Sugar: 2.0 g/l Production: 7200 bottles

Vineyards: El Arenal, Payogasta, Calchaqui Valley
Altitude: 2600 meters
Harvest: March 2020

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2020 Colomé El Arenal Malbec – Tasting Notes

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