Amalaya Gran Corte
Amalaya Gran Corte has profound aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberries with spice notes and touches of mint itis opaque purple in colour with ruby tints.
On the palate it is rich, velvety and robust with flavours of chocolate, blackberry jam and liquorice notes.
Well structured with firm, yet ripe tannins and a very long, spice-driven finish.
Amalaya translates to ‘Hope for a Miracle’ in the indigenous language of the now extinct tribe, the Calchaquí.
The winery is situated in the Calchaquí Valley of Salta in the far north of Argentina at nearly 1,828 metres above sea level.
It is a part of the Hess Family Estates and is run with the same dedication to quality, sustainability and social responsibility as the other Hess Estates.
Amalaya has 220 hectares of land with approximately 35 hectares of Malbec, Torrontés, Cabernet Franc and Syrah in production, and another 90 hectares in development which have been planted in the last two years.
Grapes come from three vineyards: Finca Las Mercedes, with deep sandy soils; Finca La Brava, with rocky soils; and Finca Amalaya, with fractured rocky soils and stones of varying sizes.
Like the wines of Bodega Colomé, the grapes benefit from being planted at altitude.
The vines are drip irrigated using mountain run off water stored in reservoirs, because the average annual rainfall is only 150mm.
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 in turn results in a huge concentration of flavour within the fruit.
The average age of the vines is 35 years old.
All of the Amalaya wines are fruit driven in style, with a finesse that unites them and Amalaya Gran Corte is no exception.
Pioneering a trend of blending based on the signature grapes from Argentina, Malbec and Torrontés, the winemaking team at Amalaya is continually striving to demonstrate the richness that can lie beyond single varietal wines from Argentina.
These wines offer incredible value for their quality and truly reflect their sense of place. amalaya.com
Amalaya Gran Corte – Hay Wines Ltd
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