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Fruity/aromatic - TORRONTES, Colomé. Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina

2018 TORRONTES, Colomé. Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina

Bin: 131
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Area: The Calchaquí Valley is predominately in the Salta province in north west Argentina. With neighbouring Jujuy, this is the highest wine producing region in the world. The altitude ensures cool nights which are vital for keeping the wines fresh. Irrigation is of course necessary as it only rains 15cm a year.
Colomé itself is 2 hours north of the key wine town, Cafayate, up an eternally rising dirt road, seemingly to the middle of nowhere. It's a totally exceptional place
Grape Variety: 100% Torrontes, fermented cool in stainless steel to retain all the natural perfume of the grape
Producer: Colomé is owned by the Swiss billionaire Donald Hess, just like Amalaya down the road, Glen Carlou in South Africa, The Hess Collection in California and Peter Lehmann in Australia. Only a rich maverick could make such an undertaking work
Old Bridge Rating: We have gone a bit overboard on Torrontes since my (JH) visit there in 2018. But the perfume and freshness combined make a wonderful alternative to Sauvignon Blanc

£12.95 per bottle
£12.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£11.66 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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