Upper Calchaquí Valleys, Salta, Argentina
12 months in French oak barrels, 6 months in bottle
Colomé El Arenal Malbec
This extreme altitude single vineyard wine is a tribute to all those who dare to take the adventurous path, and do what has never been done before.
This is what Donald and Ursula Hess did when they planted El Arenal, their first vineyard, at an incredible 2600 meters above sea level in the Upper Calchaqui Valley. Its name literally means sand, which is true to its rugged terroir, where grapes are stressed by intense sun and by cool nights.
Sustainably farmed grapes and the magic of El Arenal produce an incredibly sophisticated tannin structure, and result in a supreme balance of fruit, freshness, power, complexity and elegance that only this extreme altitude has to offer.
El Arenal Single Vineyard is the culmination of the dedication, patience, and untamable spirit of innovation of Bodega Colomé.