Colome 2019 Estate Malbec, Valle Calchaqui, Argentina
Four estate vineyards are blended to achieve the finest expression of Malbec. As the backbone of the blend, Colomé vineyard (60%) sourronds the winery at 2300 metres and lends complexity and weight. El Arenal vineyard (25%) at 2600 metres gives elegance and freshness to the blend. La Brava vineyard (5%) sits at 1700 metres and yields intense ripe fruit. Altura Máxima vineyard (10%) at 3111 metres and one of the highest vineyard in the world, gives floral and mineral notes with fine grain tannins to the assemblage.
Higher altitudes offer much more sun, much less UV protection and produce a thicker skinned grape that delivers a more robust taste with fresh acidity to support it.