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2017 Bodega Colome Calchaqui Valley Torrontes (Bottle - 1/75cl)

Torrontés is the signature white variety of Argentina and is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and the Mission grape of Galicia. It thrives in Salta, where the climate is cooler. Bodega Colomé’s Torrontés is grown using the pergola system at very low yields to ensure good concentration of aromas and flavours.

Overall, the Calchaqui Valley reached the optimal condition in 2017. The weather during the growing season was excellent, with no spring frost, allowing good fruit set and resulting in healthy grapes.

A double selection process takes place (vineyard and cellar).

The fermentation process is slow, using selected yeasts at low temperatures to retain the Torrontes grape fruit character. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for three months before bottling in June. It then spends a further two months ageing in bottle before release.

Yellow pale colour with green tones, this wine has a bright floral nose (rose petal) with the citrus aroma of grapefruit and a hint of sweet spice. On the palate, it is fresh and well-structured with a crisp finish. This wine is elegant and fruity with tropical notes to the fore.

Winemaker Thibaut Delmotte

Sustainable, Vegan, Vegetarian

Bodega Colomé was chosen by Tim Atkin as one of his ‘First Growths’ in the classification of Argentinian wineries he made for his 2018 Argentina Report.


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Torrontés is the signature white variety of Argentina and is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and the Mission grape of Galicia. It thrives in Salta, where the climate is cooler. Bodega Colomé’s Torrontés is grown using the pergola system at very low yields to ensure good concentration of aromas and flavours.

Overall, the Calchaqui Valley reached the optimal condition in 2017. The weather during the growing season was excellent, with no spring frost, allowing good fruit set and resulting in healthy grapes.

A double selection process takes place (vineyard and cellar).

The fermentation process is slow, using selected yeasts at low temperatures to retain the Torrontes grape fruit character. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for three months before bottling in June. It then spends a further two months ageing in bottle before release.

Yellow pale colour with green tones, this wine has a bright floral nose (rose petal) with the citrus aroma of grapefruit and a hint of sweet spice. On the palate, it is fresh and well-structured with a crisp finish. This wine is elegant and fruity with tropical notes to the fore.

Winemaker Thibaut Delmotte

Sustainable, Vegan, Vegetarian

Bodega Colomé was chosen by Tim Atkin as one of his ‘First Growths’ in the classification of Argentinian wineries he made for his 2018 Argentina Report.


Bodega Colomé was established in 1831 by Nicolás Severo de Isasmendi y Echalar (Spanish Governor).

It is the oldest working winery in Argentina with one of the world’s highest vineyards.

There are currently 140 hectares planted in Upper Calchaqui Valley, Salta. The vineyard is divided into 4 different areas from 2 300 and 3 111 metres above the sea (One of the highest vineyard in the world). Soils are sandy, with layers of gravel which help drainage. The vineyard are all farmed biodynamically.

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