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Amalaya Calchaquí Valley Malbec 2019

The Amalaya vineyards are located in Cafayate in the very heart of the Calchaquí Valley, distinguished for being one of the highest wine regions in the world. The climate is very dry, with just 150 millimetres of rain in an average year and huge diurnal temperature fluctuations 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 results in fruit with hugely concentrated flavour. 25% of the wine was aged in used French oak barrels for a period of eight months prior to blending and bottling. Deep ruby red in colour with a purple hue, this wine displays intensely fruity red berry aromas of raspberries and cherries, floral notes and a touch of spice and chocolate. Well structured, fresh and fruity on the palate with soft, rounded tannins and a long velvety finish.

Wine File
Producer:
Amalaya
Country:
Argentina
Region:
Salta
Sub Region:
Calchaquí Valley
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Malbec
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.0%
Closure:
Screw Cap
Vegan:
Yes
Organic:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.5
£12.50

The Producer Amalaya | Salta

Amalaya Vineyards in Salta

Amalaya translates as ‘hope for a miracle’ in the indigenous language of the now extinct tribe, the Calchaquí. The winery is situated in the Calchaquí Valley in Salta, in the far north of Argentina, at 1,828 metres above sea level. It is a part...

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The Region Argentina | Salta

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The Primary Grape Malbec

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Malbec is a black grape variety that is traditionally used in Bordeaux blends to provide both colour and tannin to the wine. It is also grown in the Loire, South-West France, where it was responsible for the ‘black-wine of Cahors’ and many other Mediterranean wine regions....

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