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’.
Brilliant with a deep and penetrating ruby color. The bouquet shows aromas of red and black fruits with floral and spicy notes, typical of the region and soft notes of vanilla, coming from its aging in barrels. On the palate, it is concentrated, complex and elegant, fruity with round tannins, a long and delicate finish.