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Colomé Estate Malbec

Calchaqui Valley, Salta

Wines of distinction have been crafted at Colomé in the Upper Calchaquí Valley in the Salta region since 1831. Four estate vineyards are blended to achieve the finest expression of Malbec. As the backbone of the blend, Colomé vineyard (60%) surrounds the winery at 2300 metres and lends complexity and weight.  El Arenal vineyard (25%) at 2600 metres gives elegance and freshness to the blend. La Brava vineyard (5%) sits at 1700 meters and yields intense ripe fruit. Altura Máxima vineyard (10%) at 3111 metres and one of the highest vineyard in the world, gives floral and mineral notes with fine grain tannins to the assemblage. Higher altitudes offer much more sun, much less UV protection and produce a thicker skinned grape that delivers a more robust taste with fresh acidity to support it.

TIME IN BARREL: 15 months in 2° to 5° use French oak barrels, 6 months in bottle WINEMAKER: Thibaut Delmotte

VARIETY: 100% Malbec ALCOHOL: 14.5% PH: 3.7 ACIDITY: 5.7 g/l SUGAR: 2.7 g/l

ALTITUDE: Blend of 4 different terroir and altitude  (1700, 2300, 2600 & 3111 meters) VITICURAL AREA: Calchaquí Valleys, Salta, Argentina HARVEST DATE: March-April 2018

Wines of distinction have been crafted at Colomé in the Upper Calchaquí Valley in the Salta region since 1831. Four estate vineyards are blended to achieve the finest expression of Malbec. As the backbone of the blend, Colomé vineyard (60%) surrounds the winery at 2300 metres and lends complexity and weight.  El Arenal vineyard (25%) at 2700 metres gives elegance and freshness to the blend. La Brava vineyard (5%) sits at 1700 metres and yields intense ripe fruit. Altura Máxima vineyard (10%) at 3111 metres and one of the highest vineyard in the world, gives floral and mineral notes with fine grain tannins to the assemblage. Higher altitudes offer much more sun, much less UV protection and produce a thicker skinned grape that delivers a more robust taste with fresh acidity to support it.

TIME IN BARREL: 15 months in 2° to 5° use French oak barrels, 6 months in bottle WINEMAKER: Thibaut Delmotte

VARIETY: 100% Malbec ALCOHOL: 14.5% PH: 3.7 ACIDITY: 5.7 g/l SUGAR: 2.7 g/l

ALTITUDE: Blend of 4 different terroir and altitude  (1700, 2300, 2600 & 3111 meters) VITICURAL AREA: Calchaquí Valleys, Salta, Argentina TOTAL PLANTINGS: 23h (56ac) , sustainably farmed HARVEST DATE: March-April 2017

  • 91

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    Colomé Estate Malbec
    Decanter World Wine Awards, August 2021

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    Colomé Estate Malbec
    Vinous, October 2020

    "A Calchaquí Malbec made from grapes from four vineyards owned by the winery, aged for 15 months in French barrels, 25% of them new. Dark purple in color. The nose delivers notes of plum and mountain herbs plus blackberry and hints of spice. Intense and concentrated, the palate has unusual power, featuring polished, active tannins that lend a rugged texture. Finishes with a whiff of wood and fruit. A red that exemplifies a segment of the Argentine market."

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    Wine Enthusiast, October 2021

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  • 93

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    Colomé Estate Malbec
    James Suckling, April 2020

    "Lots of concentration here. This is packed with dense, ripe black cherries, damsons and iodine. Floral and spicy accents, too. Full-bodied, very big and dense with a tannin structure of grandeur. Yet, there’s no lack of mid-palate detail. Lay it down in your cellar. Better after 2023."

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    Vinous, June 2019

    "Bright, dark medium ruby. Lively aromas and flavors of crushed blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and mocha. Densely packed, fine-grained and savory, with its ripe, creamy flavors complicated by a wild gamey quality. As rich, concentrated and deep as this wine is, it's not over the top. This outstanding Malbec finishes ripely tannic and long, with compelling sweetness of fruit. (14.9% alcohol; this wine represents a blend of vineyards and altitudes in Calchaqui Valley; aged for 15 months in a mix of one- to ten-year-old French barriques)"

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    Wine Enthusiast, July 2020

    "Toasty black fruit aromas are herbal but also lively. A lush and saturated palate is a true mouth filler, while this Malbec pumps out blackberry and crème de cassis flavors prior to a heady finish that comes up short on complexity and nuance. This is entirely about fruit, fruit and more fruit."

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

2017 Colomé Estate Malbec – Tasting Note

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Colomé Estate Malbec – Label

Colomé Estate Malbec -Bottle