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Amalaya Wines Malbec Gran Corte Barrel Selection 2017

14.5
14.5% ABV
Argentina
ArgentinaSalta
Valles Calchaquís - Salta
Valles Calchaquís - Salta
Grape variety
Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Tannat
Red: Full & Generous
Red: Full & Generous
Dry
Dry

£17.50


Wine information
Amalaya translates as ‘hope for a miracle’ in the indigenous language of the now extinct tribe, the Calchaquí. The winery, part of Hess Family Wine Estates, is situated in the Calchaquí Valley in Salta, in the far north of Argentina. At 1,828 metres above sea level, it is one of the highest vineyard areas in the world. This extreme region is characterized by its dry climate with no more than 150 mm of annual rainfall, significant thermal amplitude and rocky and sandy soil. Malbec (85%) dominates this blend with Cabernet Franc and Tannat making up the difference. The nose offers opulent notes of blackcurrant coulis, truffle and spice whilst the palate is generous with mouthfilling, velvety tannins. Ageing for 12 months in oak barrels adds roundness and structure to the ample fruit core. An impressive Malbec!

Robin says "As delicious as Amalaya's straight Malbec is, their Gran Corte Barrel Selection is a marked step up in richness, layers and length. It features an appealing blend of sweet, concentrated bramble fruits and appealing umami notes like black truffle."


Food pairings

Beef

Beef

Game

Game

Lamb

Lamb

Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Pork

Pork

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Tasting notes

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

Cedar

Cedar

Red Plum

Red Plum

Spice

Spice

Truffle

Truffle

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