Bodega Amalaya Gran Corte 2014

£13.99

  • TASTING NOTE

Deep purple in colour. Aromas of red and black fruit with spicy notes, typical to the region. A concentrated, complex and elegant wine full of fruit with round tannins. The aftertaste is long and delicate.

The estates‘ vineyards are located in the Cafayate Valley in the very heart of the Calchaqui Valley, distinguished for being the highest wine region in the world. The climate here is very dry, with just 150mm of rain in an average year and a huge temperature difference of around 20°C. The soils here are rocky, poor and sandy so the roots of the vines are forced to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which in turn results in a huge concentration of flavour within the fruit. The average age of the vines is 35 years old. They are trained using both pergola and vertical shoot positioning and planted at a density of 2,700 plants per hectare and 3,800 plants per hectare respectively.

The grapes were crushed after both a cluster and berry selection at the winery and then cooled to 8°C with a maceration period at 10°C for three days. Alcoholic fermentation took place at temperatures of around 24°C for approximately 21 days. Malolactic fermentation and ageing took place in both American and French oak barrels of which 20% was new and 80% second use. The wine was aged for a total of 12 months in barrel before bottling.

14% abv

Bodega Amalaya Gran Corte 2014
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  • Bodega Amalaya Gran Corte 2014