Amalaya Malbec

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  • Producer
    Amalaya
  • Vintage
    2017
  • Region
    Salta
  • Country
    Argentina
  • Grape
    85% Malbec 10% Tannat 5% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol
    13.9
  • Appellation
    Calchaqui Valley
  • Case Size
    12 x 750mL
  • Product Type
    Red Wine
  • Available In
    Consignment
  • Price: $17.99
    Case: 12
    Case Price: $215.88
    Consignment

    Price includes HST. Bottle Deposit is additional.

AMALAYA | Amalaya means “hope for a miracle” in Argentina’s indigenous dialect. The wines are an exquisite representation of the unique weather and desert conditions in northwest Argentina’s Cafayate Valley located about 200 miles from the border of Bolivia. High elevation grape-growing allows for ripe, concentrated fruit expression with brighter acidity and extraordinary balance.

TASTING NOTES | Brilliant ruby colour with violet edges. Strawberries, raspberries and ripe fruit with a touch of pepper and spice aromas. In mouth, flavours of red fruit, spice and hints of vanilla from aging in French oak. Round, soft tannins lead to a delicate, lingering finish.

VINEYARDS & WINEMAKING | The Calchaqu­ Valley sits in the northwestern region of Argentina, in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range at an altitude over 5000 feet above sea level. The high altitude provides intense sun in the day and cool nights that help better retain the acidity and concentrated fruit characteristics of the grapes. Grapes are hand-harvested in small 30-pound boxes and hand-sorted at the winery. A four-day cold maceration adds colour, followed by an extended maceration in stainless steel tanks for three weeks. Secondary malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur in stainless steel prior to aging for 10 months, with 40% of the wine in once-used French oak barrels prior to fining and bottling. Fining occurs using egg whites from the farm at Amalaya.