2016 Amalaya Torrontes Riesling Salta

SKU #1302531 95 points Decanter

 The nose offers a beguiling mix of pineapples and grapes. Inviting jasmine and crisp peach flavours meld with an attractive mouthfeel. Superbly made, with splendid varietal characters. One glass of this won't be enough!

K&L Notes

Colomé is Donald Hess' groundbreaking Argentinian winery in the rugged, high elevation Salta region. Amalaya is a label from this winery that presents blends based on Torrontes (for the white) and Malbec for the red. Always our favorite Torrontes, it is exciting to see what this winery is able to achieve with a bit of Riesling blended in. This wine is bright, delicious, and impeccably made from organically cultivated grapes grown around 5,500 feet above sea level. *Please note that this is the same as the "blanco de corte" bottling reviewed. It simply goes by that name in the UK market where the review was originally published.

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By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/31/2017 | Send Email
Back again, Amalaya's blend of Torrontes and Riesling displays beautiful bright yellow fruit, hints of jasmine as well as a chalky sense of minerality from the 5,500+ feet Salta vineyards. We are huge fans of this wine; for under $10 there is loads of refreshment and sufficient nuanced detail to hold your attention.

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- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme.
Alcohol Content (%): 13