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 indigenous Calchaqui people. The name Amalaya is rooted in the beliefs of the Calchaqui to keep the gods of nature happy and to strive for an equilibrium of forces to assure sustainability over time. The most worshiped goddess is “Pachamama,” or “Mother Earth,” who presides over planting and harvesting. The Calchaqui created many rituals and ceremonies to please Pachamama, and would ask the goddess for a miracle. This “hope for a miracle” is called “Amalaya” in the popular indigenous language and is symbolized by the holistic spiral. To respect Pachamama, the winemakers of Amalaya treat all their vineyards sustainably. All of the Amalaya wines are fruit driven in style, with a finesse that unites them. These wines offer incredible value for their quality, and truly reflect their ‘sense of place’.
Deep and intense in colour. The bouquet shows aromas and flavors of spices, floral notes, ripe fruits, jams, chocolate, great concentration in the middle of the palate. This sees more oak and often includes some declassified lots from Colomé. The American barrels create appealing plum and black cherry flavours and vibrant acidity on the finish.