Colomé El Arenal Malbec
Calchaqui Valley, Salta
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
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