“A wide range of mint, damson plum, crushed blackberry and mesquite notes are offset by tangy acidity and a long, mineral tinged finish. Silky. Drink now.” - 89 PTS – Wine Spectator for the 2009 Vintage
The color is deep magenta with red hues. The aromas begin with a top note of roses and violets followed by a red fruit profile of cherries and strawberries with hints of white pepper. The flavors are similar, with exotic plum and berry wrapped in a sweet, wet clay, earthy background. The entry on the palate is smooth, moving to full bodied and silky with a persistent finish. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats including game, duck, red pasta sauces, hearty comfort foods, and a variety of mild and medium cheeses.
Amalaya is an exquisite representation of the unique weather and soil conditions in Argentina’s Northern Calchaqui Valley that also honors the heritage of the native Calchaqui Indians. The Calchaqui Valley sits in the northwestern region of Argentina in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range at an altitude between 5,250 and 5,580 feet above sea level.