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In the heights, and in communion with clear skies, an excellent specimen is born worthy of demanding palates.
At 1800 meters above sea level, in the northwest of Argentina, is the Las Mercedes vineyard, nestled in the Calchaquíes Valleys (Province of Salta). One of the highest areas in the wine world and owner of one of the most virgin soils for tillage.
The region is characterized by its dry climate with rains not greater than 150 mm per year, with significant thermal amplitude; poor, rocky and sandy.
From there, and as an experimental line of Bodega Colomé, Amalaya is born. The idea was find alternative varieties that accompany Malbec by developing wines cutting. The decision was linked to the great growth of these types of wines in the old world.
The philosophy of elaboration is that each wine is born in the vineyard thinking that it will be part of a cut. In this way, structured wines are achieved, with fruity and spicy intensity. Characteristics that are achieved with different cultural tasks in the vineyard, different harvest points and differential winemaking techniques and technology. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks, cement pools and barrels depending on the wine you want to achieve.
Amalaya Gran Corte 2013, is composed by Malbec in 85%, Cabernet Franc in 10% and a powerful Tannat contributes the remaining 5%.
It is a brilliant wine with a deep and penetrating ruby color. Aromas of red and black fruits with spicy notes, typical of the region and soft notes of vanilla, coming from its passage through barrel. On the palate, it is concentrated, complex and elegant, unctuous, fruity and round tannins, a long and delicate finish. Excellent structure and a long persistence in the mouth.
Ideal for pairing with semi-hard cheeses , cold cuts, well seasoned meats, pasta with bolognesa or a bitterchocolate .
For centuries, farmers made offerings with Hope for a Miracle — as Amalaya translates into the indigenous language — for an abundant harvest.
The miracle is revealed from the bowels of the Cafayate desert in a mystical and magical way to provide us with its vines of excellent quality.
Publication Date: 22/09/2019
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