Bodega Amalaya Red 2015

£10.99

 TASTING NOTE

Deep ruby red colour with purple edges. Intense fruity aromas of red berries, raspberries and plums with a touch of spiciness and a touch of chocolate. Very well structured, fresh and fruity in the mouth with soft and rounded tannins. Velvety with a long finish. 

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.

After careful sorting by hand at the winery, the grapes underwent four days cold maceration followed by a slow alcoholic fermentation. Maceration on the skins lasted around 18-20 days to extract good levels of colour and tannins. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and once complete, 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for a period of 10 months. Fining using egg whites from Amalaya‘s biodynamic farm took place before bottling.

 

75% Malbec

10% Cabernet Sauvignon

10% Syrah/Shiraz

5% Tannat

14% abv

 

Bodega Amalaya Red 2015
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