Bodega Colome Estate Torrontes 2022

Bodega Colome Estate Torrontes 2022

 

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Bodega Colome
Estate Torrontes 2022
  • Vintage : 2022
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Salta
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style : Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Torrontes

Bodega Colomé Estate Torrontés is an exquisite white wine crafted from Argentina’s flagship native white grape, Torrontés. This wine captures the unique aromatic expression and freshness that define the Torrontés varietal.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 92 2022
WS Wine Spectator 90 2022
RP Robert Parker 90 2022
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2021
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2020
DCT Decanter 91 2019
TA Tim Atkin 91 2018
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Region and Vineyards

Bodega Colomé is situated in the Upper Calchaquí Valley in the Salta region of Argentina. This region is renowned for its high-altitude vineyards, ranging from 1,700 to 3,100 meters above sea level. These altitudes provide a special micro-climate characterized by great thermal amplitude and intense solar exposure, which are ideal for the Torrontés grape.

The grapes for this wine are specifically sourced from the La Brava vineyard estate at 1,700 meters, considered the best altitude for this variety. The unique conditions of this region result in grapes with exceptional aromatic expression and vibrant acidity.

Winemaking

The Bodega Colomé Estate Torrontés is made from 100% Torrontés grapes. The grapes undergo a cold fermentation process at 12°C to preserve their fresh and aromatic qualities. The wine is then bottled, capturing the vibrant flavors and aromas of the Torrontés grape.

Did You Know?

Torrontés is Argentina's signature white grape variety, known for its distinct floral and citrus aromas. Bodega Colomé, founded in 1831, has a long history of producing distinguished wines in the Salta region, leveraging the unique terroir of the high-altitude vineyards.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Bright and clear.
  • Aroma: Enticing floral notes of roses, citrus aroma of grapefruit, and a hint of spice.
  • Palate: Fresh and round with a well-bodied texture, offering a long, elegant finish.

Wine Pairing Ideas

The Bodega Colomé Estate Torrontés pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes:

  • Seafood: The fresh acidity and floral notes of this Torrontés complement dishes like ceviche, grilled shrimp, and seafood salads.
  • Asian Cuisine: Try pairing with Thai or Vietnamese dishes that feature citrus and aromatic herbs, such as lemongrass chicken or spring rolls.
  • Cheeses: Soft, creamy cheeses such as goat cheese or brie enhance the wine's floral and citrus characteristics.

History of Bodega Colomé

Bodega Colomé, founded in 1831, is one of the oldest working wineries in Argentina. The estate is located in the remote and rugged Calchaquí Valley in the Salta province, known for its extreme altitude and dramatic landscapes. Colomé's vineyards are situated between 2,300 and 3,111 meters above sea level, making them some of the highest vineyards in the world.

The winery's long history began with its establishment by the Spanish governor of Salta, Nicolás Severo de Isasmendi y Echalar. In 1854, his daughter, Ascensión, married José Benjamín Dávalos and brought the first French pre-phylloxera Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon vines to Colomé.

In 1998, Donald Hess embarked on a journey to find the best wines of South America. His quest led him to the Northern Argentinian province of Salta, where he was inspired by the brilliant sunlight and excellent terroir, sparking his vision to pioneer a new category called ‘high altitude’ wines. Under the ownership of the Hess Family Wine Estates, Colomé has grown into a beacon of high-quality Argentine wine production, focusing on sustainable farming and minimal intervention winemaking practices.

Region and Vineyards

Bodega Colomé is located in the Calchaquí Valley, a region characterized by its high altitude, intense sunlight, and large diurnal temperature variations. These conditions contribute to the development of grapes with thick skins, concentrated flavors, and balanced acidity.

The vineyards of Colomé span across four distinct sites:

  • La Brava Vineyard - Situated at 1,750 meters, it features sandy soils with more rocks, producing delicate red fruit with soft tannins.
  • Colomé Estate Vineyard - Located at 2,300 meters, it boasts the oldest continuously producing vines in Argentina, offering complex aromas and flavors of both black and red fruits, along with spices.
  • El Arenal Vineyard - At 2,600 meters, the soil bestows the fruit with more concentrated flavors and aromas, resulting in deep red wines.
  • Altura Máxima Vineyard - The highest vineyard at 3,111 meters, known for producing intensely flavored wines with floral notes and delicate tannins.

These diverse vineyard sites enable Bodega Colomé to produce a range of wines that capture the essence of their high-altitude terroirs.

Wine Range

Bodega Colomé produces a variety of wines that highlight the unique characteristics of their high-altitude vineyards. Their portfolio includes:

  • Colomé Estate Malbec: A flagship wine known for its depth, complexity, and aging potential.
  • Colomé Estate Torrontés: A vibrant and aromatic white wine that showcases the best of the indigenous Torrontés grape.
  • Colomé Auténtico Malbec: An old-vine Malbec made without oak influence to express pure fruit and terroir.
  • Colomé Altura Máxima Malbec: A high-altitude Malbec from the world's highest vineyard, offering exceptional intensity and minerality.
  • Colomé El Arenal Malbec: A tribute to the pioneering spirit of Bodega Colomé, produced from a vineyard at 2,600 meters.
  • Colomé 1831 Malbec: A wine crafted from vines planted in 1831, exclusive and elaborated from more than 100-year-old vines.

Sustainable Practices

At Bodega Colomé, sustainable farming practices are integral to their philosophy. The protection and conservation of natural resources are essential, and the winery relies on biological fertilizers and fosters biodiversity rather than using herbicides. This commitment to sustainability ensures that the soils and vines remain healthy, and the community participates harmoniously in this ecosystem.

Did you know?

Did you know? The Altura Máxima Vineyard at Bodega Colomé is recognized as the highest vineyard in the world, sitting at an astonishing altitude of 3,111 meters above sea level. This extreme altitude contributes to the unique flavor profile and exceptional quality of the wines produced from this site.

Wine Tourism

Bodega Colomé is not only a winery but also a destination for wine and nature enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy farm-to-table meals sourced from the estate’s sustainable gardens and stay at the boutique Estancia Colomé hotel, which offers nine spacious rooms surrounded by lavender gardens and vineyards. The estate also features the James Turrell Museum, showcasing works by the renowned American artist, making it a unique cultural experience.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2022)
A textured torrontes with refreshing aromatics of lychee, peach and jasmine followed by a hint of wet stones and fresh herbs. Fresh, tangy and slightly saline on the mid-palate with vibrant acidity that delivers succulence and brightness to the medium- to full-bodied palate. Pretty serious. Vegan.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2022)
A textbook Torrontes, showing geranium, peach and Meyer lemon aromas up front, this picks up rich candied orange peel and juicy peach notes, which have just enough acidity to keep the floridness in check. Drink now.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2022)
The varietal white 2022 Estate Torrontés has textbook notes of jasmine and orange blossom, looking for the delicate side of the variety through picking at 13.5% alcohol and keeping a low pH and good acidity. The grapes come from vineyards at 1,700 and 2,300 meters above sea level and fermented in stainless steel, and the wine was kept there for one month before being bottled. It's rich and supple, balanced and with a dry finish. Best after 2022.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2021)
Anibal Calcagno of Oceans in New York enjoyed this wine for its river-rock minerality and clean fi nish of dried spices and light, perfumed fl orals. There’s a lemon-verbena scent to the fruit and a smooth texture, ready for scallops and asparagus.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2020)
There are subtle notes of jasmine and orange blossom in the nose of the 2020 Estate Torrontés, which was harvested at the end of February before the heat wave at 13.5% alcohol, keeping a low pH and good acidity with grapes from vineyards at 1,700 and 2,300 meters in altitude. It fermented in stainless steel and was kept there for one month before being bottled. The finish is very dry, with a chalky sensation akin to limestone soils and chalk. (LG) (3/2021)

Decanter (DCT) : 91 Points (2019)
A wonderful example of Torrontés from high altitude vineyards (1,700m) in Salta. It exhibits a pale straw colour with a golden hue. Aromas are vibrant and youthful including rose petals, grapefruit, lychees and a hint of ginger spice. On the palate it is intense, forward and expressive, underpinned by balancing freshness. Alcohol at 13.5% is warm but well integrated. Drinking Window 2020 - 2025

Tim Atkin (TA) : 91 Points (2018)
Thibault Delmotte sources his Torrontés from Cafayate and from the Colomé estate, such are the volumes required these days. Subtle, floral and refined with graceful aromatics of white flowers and citrus and a tangy finish.

Bodega Colome Estate Malbec 2021
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Bodega Colome
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WS
90
JS
93
RP
91
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Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec 2021
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Bodega Colome
Autentico Malbec 2021
RP
92
JS
93
VN
94
The Bodega Colomé Auténtico Malbec is a tribute to the pioneers who established the vineyards and opened the winery in 1831. This wine is crafted using traditional techniques to showcase the authentic expression of the terroir.
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Bodega Colome Altura Maxima Malbec 2018
Bodega Colome Altura Maxima Malbec 2018
Bodega Colome
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RP
95
TA
97
W&S
93
Bodega Colomé Altura Máxima Malbec is a remarkable wine produced from one of the highest vineyards in the world, showcasing the extreme terroir of the Altura Máxima vineyard in Argentina's Salta region.
130,00 €
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