Colome Lote Especial Pinot Noir (Bodega Colome)
There is a big jump in concentration, depth and complexity in the 2014 Lote Especial Pinot Noir. The grapes are sourced from the Altura Maxima vineyard in Payogasta in the province of Salta, where the Pinot Noir is planted at 3,000 meters altitude with more plantings at 3,100 meters altitude that will come into production with the 2016 vintage, that makes it the highest altitude vineyard in the world. From 2015 which was a riper vintage in the zone, they used 15% whole clusters, but here all the grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel with pigeage. Winemaker Thibaud Delmotte is originally from Burgundy, where he experienced Pinot Noir vinification and élevage. He has used that experience for these wines. He's not aiming for very dark or structured wines, so he had a shorter maceration and around one-fourth of the fermentation is finished in barrel.