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Altimus El Esteco 2011

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

Dense herbal nose followed by intense smoky bacon and eucalyptus flavours, a monster of a wineBodegas El Esteco, founded in 1892 by French immigrants David and Salvador Michel, is one of the oldest, family owned wineries in Argentina. This hidden gem can be found nestled in Salta s Calchaqui Valley, Argentina s most northerly wine producing region and home to some of the highest vineyards in the world at over 1,700 metres above sea level.Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Malbec 61%, Cabernet Franc 14%Region: Argentina / Salta / CafayateMaker: Alejandro PepaNotes: Blackcurrant flavours are complemented by chocolate and tobacco on this elegant and finely textured wine.Serve: Ideal with grilled meats, spicy meat dishes and stews. Also good with ravioli, olives and tomato sauces or an excellent choice to drink by itself.ABV: 14%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

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Source: Great Wines Direct
12/18/2015

Dense herbal nose followed by intense smoky bacon and eucalyptus flavours, a monster of a wineBodegas El Esteco, founded in 1892 by French immigrants David and Salvador Michel, is one of the oldest, family owned wineries in Argentina. This hidden gem can be found nestled in Salta s Calchaqui Valley, Argentina s most northerly wine producing region and home to some of the highest vineyards in the world at over 1,700 metres above sea level.Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Malbec 61%, Cabernet Franc 14%Region: Argentina / Salta / CafayateMaker: Alejandro PepaNotes: Blackcurrant flavours are complemented by chocolate and tobacco on this elegant and finely textured wine.Serve: Ideal with grilled meats, spicy meat dishes and stews. Also good with ravioli, olives and tomato sauces or an excellent choice to drink by itself.ABV: 14%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans




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