Inviting aromatics, with bright, pure fruit and lifted floral notes, while the palate is laced with a clean, bright acidity and silky velvet tannins. Lovely wine! (Gold)
James Suckling 92
Blueberry, raspberry, citrus zest and sandalwood on the nose. Its medium-bodied with tight, silky tannins. Bright, fragrant and delicious.
El Esteco Don David Malbec Reserve is vibrant and bright. Pleasant color intensity, young. The nose is reminiscent of plum jam and raisins, with notes of chocolate and mild and balanced oak. Reminiscent of plum jam and raisins, with notes of chocolate and mild and balanced oak. ~winery notes
Bodega El Esteco, founded in 1892 by David Michel and Gabriela Torino, is located in the Calchaqui Valley, which is in Argentinas far northwest province of Salta. With over 1,500 acres of vineyards in what is known as the worlds highest growing region for wine, the Calchaqui Valley, Bodega El Estecos wines are reflective of their place of origin. The vineyards start at 5,500 feet in elevation and rising to over 6,600 feet above sea level. Bordered by two mountain ranges the Quilmes to the west and the Aconquija to the east create a natural barrier and microclimate.
Abundant sunshine, little rainfall, combined with high altitude create a recipe for a winemakers paradise. The region sees as little as six-eight inches of rain a year so irrigation is a must, allowing the winemaking and viticulture teams to irrigate as they see fit. Abundant sunshine 330-340 days a year, allows the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness; while the cool nights allow for proper acid levels to be achieved for a balanced wine in the end. All the grapes are hand-harvested and benefit from sustainable and environmentally friendly viticulture.
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The Michel Torino range of wines from Bodega El Esteco, come from the high altitude vineyards of the Calchaqui Valley, located in northwest province of Salta. With vineyards starting at 5,500 feet above sea level and rising to over 6,600 feet, Michel Torino's wines are unique expressions of the region.
The Calchaqui valley is bordered by 2 mountain ranges – the Quilmes to the west and the Aconquija to the east, creating natural barrier and microclimate. Temperatures in the valley have a wide, thermal amplitude with hot days and cool nights. Plentiful sunshine, more than 330 days a year and limited rainfall, less than 8 inches a year, help to create wines with deep color, rich fruit and crisp acidity.
The Michel Torino Colección range is meant to be the pure expression of the fruit. The Michel Torino Cuma range is made with certified organic grapes, sustainable and Fair for Life. Michel Torino is committed to preserving the natural environment of the Calchaqui Valley.