Where most saw nothing more than the rugged landscape of the high desert, Donald Hess saw the potential for great wines. Here, in Argentina?s Calchaqu? Valley in the northwest province of Salta, the continuing commitment of Hess Family Estates is found in Amalaya, joining Bodega Colom? as singular expressions of Calchaqui Valley, in the heart of Argentina?s greatest wine growing region.
The 2016 Amalaya Malbec delivers beautifully-ripened blue and black fruit aromas and flavors. A hint of dried earth and chalky minerality keep in it the realm of fine food pairing wine. Try it with grilled short ribs and see why Malbec and beef work so well together. (Tasted: August 4, 2017, San Francisco, CA)