Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec 2014

£22.99

 


TASTING NOTE

An intense, almost inky black, colour. Black fruit aromas mingle with cherries, white mulberry, figs and an elegant spiciness with a mineral touch. On the palate, there is a nice crisp acidity, the mid palate is robust and has great concentration. The tannins are ripe and fine-grained, giving structure and balance.

 

The altitude of the Upper Calchaqui Valley has a positive impact on the quality of the grapes because the higher the altitude, the more exposed the grapes are to the sun‘s ultraviolet rays, which makes them able to generate a thicker and darker skin to protect themselves. The fruit for this wine comes predominantly from the Santa Jakoba vineyard, which has some of the oldest vines in Argentina dating back to 1854. Soils are sandy with layers of gravel which aid drainage. The vineyards are all farmed biodynamically.

 

The grapes were triple sorted, once in the vineyard, once for imperfections on the sorting table at the winery and then once more for green material in the must before entering the fermentation tanks. The wine was produced using traditional techniques: no commercial yeasts were added, acid additions were minimal and the wine was bottled without filtration. This results in harsher tannins, which will soften in the bottle with time.


14.5% abv

Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec 2014
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