Thursday, June 27th, 5-7pm
Uncorked with Brian Batridge of Hess Collection's Bodega Colomé and Amalaya, Argentina
In a quest to find the source of an exceptional Malbec that he had at a dinner in a small bodega in Salta, Donald Hess searched for three years to find this winery in Argentina's Salta Province. Now home to Bodega and Estancia Colomé, this winery was founded in 1831. Its vineyards, at 6,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, include vines that are 160 years old.
Completely renovated and revitalized by Donald Hess, Bodega Colomé focuses on Argentina's two traditional varietals, Malbec and Torrontes, producing wines that receive international accolades. The age of the vines, biodynamic practices, and altitude combine to create these distinctive, bold and intense wines that speak of their origin.
In Argentina's Calchaquí Valley in the northwest province of Salta, the continuing commitment of Hess Family Estates is found in Amalaya, joining Bodega Colomé as singular expressions of Calchaqui Valley, in the heart of Argentina's greatest wine growing region.
About Brian Batridge: After 14 years of selling wine to both restaurants and fine wine retailers, Brian joined the Hess Collection Winery in 2002. Now, after 10 years, Brian oversees all Midwest U.S. sales of the Hess Family Estates portfolio - including Colome and Amalaya.
Brian will be pouring the Colome Estate Malbec, Torrontes & Reserve Malbec plus the Amalaya Malbec Cabernet Syrah Tannat Blend and the soon-to-arrive Amalya Torrontes-Riesling Blend. We tried these wines with Brian a few months ago and they are stellar examples of these distinctive, high-elevation vineyards.
|Donald Hess Presents Bodega Colome|