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Salta

August 16, 2019

Salta

Salta, situated in the far north, is a high-elevation wine region made up of a series of interconnecting valleys  known as the Calchaquí Valley. Cultivation starts at around 1500 MASL and reaches as high as 3111 MASL at Bodega Colome's Altura Maxima vineyard. The total area under vine is around 4100 hectares and the province is renowned for its high quality Torrontes.

Cafayate, situated in the southernmost part of the region, contains 75 percent of the vineyards of Salta and 60 percent of the total area planted in the Calchaquí Valleys. The region benefits from warm days and cool nights with long summers, and is also famed for its sandy, deep soils.

Wine Overview
With vineyards sitting around 1 mile above sea level, wines from Cafayate are strong and flavourful with an intense colour. Torrontes has long been synonymous with Salta, but warmer weather varieties such as Malbec, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also producing excellent wines.

Predominant Varieties
Torrontes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Merlot
Tannat

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