Callia
Alta Malbec
CountryArgentina
RegionSan Juan
Grape Varieties100% Malbec
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Technical sheet
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DescriptionBodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentina's province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two fincas (estates) encompass 300 hectares of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 2,133 feet above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines that reflect the rich terroir of this region. Born from passion and legend, Bodegas Callia is named for a young woman who arrived in the province of San Juan many years ago. She wrote to her family describing San Juan as a paradise endowed with abundant fruits despite the desert landscape. Her name was Callia and today, for the people of Argentina, Callia is synonymous with hope, endurance and success. Bodegas Callia celebrates the spirit of this illustrious woman. The winery's goal is to produce the best wines in San Juan and the best Shiraz in Argentina. Along with creating quality wines, they continue to respect and support the people, nature and community from which their wines are created.
VinificationThe grapes are hand-harvested and immediately crushed and destemmed to preserve freshness and fruit character. The grapes undergo a cold maceration for 48 hours at a temperature of 54°F.
ColorMedium ruby with purplish tints
NoseBeautiful red fruits such as plums and cherries
PalateA balanced mouthfeel with flavors of redcurrant and black cherry supported by sweet, round tannins. It culminates in a long finish with notes of cloves and cinnamon.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.1 %pH: 3.58RS: 5.05TA: 5.5
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsExcellent with barbecued dishes, burgers, spicy Mexican food such as quesadillas or tacos, roasted pork, duck, and honey baked ham.
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