2018 Bodega Colome `Lote Especial`, `Finca Colomé` Salta Tannat, 6x750ml
2018 Bodega Colome `Lote Especial`, `Finca Colomé` Salta Tannat, 6x750ml
2018 Bodega Colome `Lote Especial`, `Finca Colomé` Salta Tannat, 6x750ml

2018 Bodega Colome `Lote Especial`, `Finca Colomé` Salta Tannat, 6x750ml

2018 Bodega Colome `Lote Especial`, `Finca Colomé` Salta Tannat
Decanter World Wine Awards 'Best in Show'

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Critics Score: 98

Publication: Decanter

Few wines caused more of a stir amongst our judges this year than this Tannat from the extreme high-altitude vineyards of Argentina's Salta. It wasn't the fact that it was an impenetrable midnight black in colour, nor was it the fact that the wine needs plenty of air and agitation to wake up its aromatic profile: both are common features of Tannat the world over. The real surprise was the drama and purity of its fruits, drenching the tongue and lifting aromatically in the mouth: this was a Tannat of ravishing chic and elegance, and a far cry from the sometimes burly and clumsy flavour presence Tannat shows elsewhere. No fan of Argentina's remarkable red wines should miss this.
2018 Bodega Colome `Lote Especial`, `Finca Colomé` Salta Tannat

Platinum Award in Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 'Best in Show'

Bodega Colomé was established in 1831 and is the oldest working winery in Argentina with one of the world’s highest vineyards. The winery is in the far north of Argentina in the Upper Calchaquí Valley and is thought to have been founded by the Spanish Governor of Salta, Nicolás Severo de Isasmendi y Echalar. Today, the winery has 140 hectares of biodynamically run vineyard planted at altitudes of between 1,750 and 3,111 metres above sea level. The ‘Lote Especial’ wines are made from ‘special parcels’ of fruit from the estate vineyards.

The fruit comes from a single plot in the Colomé vineyard that surrounds the winery, located at 2,300 metres above sea level in the Calchaquí Valley. The high altitude and large diurnal range (up to 25°C difference) ensure the grapes ripen steadily over a long growing season and retain good levels of natural acidity. The vines are planted on complex soils of sand, clay and granite. The area has very low rainfall and the vineyards have drip irrigation systems installed.

The grapes were harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard and then again at the winery on the optical sorting table. After fermentation in small stainless-steel tanks, the wine was aged in barrel for 12 months before bottling.