Salta, Argentina

Amalaya is an exquisite representation of the unique weather, altitude and soil conditions in Argentina’s Northern Calchaqui Valley, located in the province of Salta. The wines honour the heritage and religion of the indigenous Calchaqui people, which is to keep the gods of nature happy and to strive for an equilibrium of forces to ensure sustainability over time. The most worshipped goddess, “Pachamama,” or “Mother Earth,” presides over planting and harvesting and is prayed to each year for a miracle. This “hope for a miracle” translates to “Amalaya” in the local indigenous language and is symbolized by the holistic spiral. With respect to Pachamama, the winemakers of Amalaya treat all their vineyards sustainably.

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Amalaya Rose

SKU 178643
Country Argentina
Region Salta
Type Rose
Varietal Malbec
Listing Specialty
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC

Colour

Delicate pink.

Aroma

The nose is characterized by white florals, orange blossom and fresh strawberries.

Flavour

Fresh flavours of red cherries, strawberries and orange rind compliment this refreshing medium bodied rose. The finish is elegant, highlighting the floral notes from the torrontes.

Food Pairing

Pairs beautifully with fresh summer salads, seafood, or with salmon carpaccio.

More Info

The vineyards are located at 5,900 feet above sea level, in the Calchaquí Valley, northwest of Argentina. The region stands out as one of The Highest Vineyards In The World, characterized by its dry climate with no more than 150 mm annual rainfall, with significant thermal amplitude; rocky and sandy soil.

 

James Suckling, Feb/2020

2019 -

"There’s a fresh array of bright red berries here and a dry, crisp palate that has a little heaviness and thickness at the finish. 95% malbec and 5% torrontes. Drink now."

90 pts

James Suckling, Apr/2018

2017 -

"This is very much in the mold of Provencal rosé combining bright red berry, orange peel and nectarine notes with fullish body and a very clean, appetizing finish. Where are those grilled prawns? Drink now. Screw cap."