Posts Tagged Colomé

2012 Colomé Estate Malbec, Argentina

In the last 10 years, the United States wine marketplace has exploded with the importation of hundreds of Argentinean imports, most of which are varietal Malbec. This lesser-known grape from the Bordeaux region of France has flourished in the... Read more

Riesling… Torrontes… and Riesling and Torrontes Together

Riesling and Torrontes aren’t on the radar of members of the “Nothing But Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay Club,” but they should be. We recently sampled three bottlings from the Hess Collection family of wineries — a varietal Riesling... Read more

2012 Colomé Torrontes, Salta, Argentina

A sweet tropical fruit aroma — think: tangerine, guava and kiwi — defines this thirst-quenching wine, brimming with bright acidity that provides plenty of pure drinking pleasure. Excellent as an aperitif, or pair it with a fruit salad or fruit... Read more

2011 Colomé ‘Estate’ Malbec, Salta, Argentina

This wine invites imbibers to the “dark side,” from its opaque purple/black coloring all the way through its tart finish. The nose evokes cocoa and cream, along with plenty of dark (black and blue) fruit and a bit of black pepper. The peppery... Read more

2010 Colomé ‘Estate’ Malbec, Argentina

This is a world-class wine, produced at close to the highest altitude for grape growing in the world (some of the vineyards are 8,500 above sea level). Made with meticulous growing, harvesting and winemaking techniques, this glass-staining red is an... Read more

2011 Colomé Torrontes, Argentina

Pundits are always wondering what the next big white wine variety is going to be. Among the contenders, you’d have to include Torrontes. This classic rendition from Argentina’s Calchaqui Valley is dry enough to accompany summer picnic fare,... Read more

2009 Colomé Malbec Estate, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina

Let’s take a trip in time… This wine is produced mainly from pre-phylloxera vines and their cuttings, originally planted in 1854. The vineyard sits at altitudes of 5,500 to 8,500 feet, making it among the highest in the world. Opaque... Read more

2008 Colomé Malbec, Salta Province, Argentina

This high-altitude wine (hence the very deep color) includes small portions of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot in its blend. Blackberry and black cherry flavors dominate the palate, joined by pleasing baking spice and white pepper... Read more

2010 Colomé Torrontes, Salta Province, Argentina

From Argentina’s high-altitude vineyards (ranging from 5,500 to 7,300 feet above sea level), this wine may remind you of Gewurztraminer or one of the Muscat family of winegrapes. Its aroma will remind you of jasmine and honeysuckle, and its... Read more