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At 1,700 meters above sea level, the Cafayate Valley in Northwest Argentina is the highest wine region in the world. Where others just saw a desert with rocky, poor and sandy soils, Donald Hess foresaw a formidable terroir.
Introducing Amalaya White. With a sweet entry full of weight, subtle and complex fruity aromas, mineral notes and a touch of honey, the end is fresh with a kind acidity. One of three marvels that Canada’s wine experts at Lifford Wine Agency have selected for the delight of our guests for the après-ride at our Caledon Gran Allenamento, on Sunday September 9th.
A Gran Allenamento is about an experience like no other, both on and off the bike.
It starts with like-minded riders with a common passion: cycling with no compromise – it’s about a lifestyle, un art de vivre.
It takes a great amount of work from a multitude of partners: each one is the best at what they do, and fills a very special piece in our lifestyle puzzle. When it comes to the art of wine pairing and tasting, there is no better party than our friends at Lifford, Canada’s leading wine agency.
On September 9th at our Caledon Gran Allenamento, three spectacular vintages will be served during the social aperitif and the gourmet lunch: Amalaya White, Hess Select Chardonnay and L’Artisan Saint Chinian Languedoc.
Varieties: Torrontes, Riesling
Vineyards Location: Calchaqui Valley
Tasting notes: bright yellow with greenish edges; subtle and complex fruity aromas where apple and floral notes outstand; sweet entry full of weight, mineral notes and a touch of honey distinguish, the end is fresh with a kind acidity.
Vineyards Location: Monterey
Tasting Notes: aromas of pear and citrus, highlighting lemon and lime, are followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavors; medium bodied and refreshing, a subtle oak toast balances acidity, resulting in a wine crafted in a modern, fruit-forward style.
L’Artisan Saint Chinian Languedoc
Varieties: Syrah, Grenache
Tasting Notes: typical Southern French blend with dominant spicy Syrah and juicy full Grenache; this wine offers a ripe nose of red fruits, with delicious mocha herbs and spices; the palate is mellow with intense berry flavor and characteristic rosemary, thyme and floral notes; a real taste of the garrigue.