Coleccion Merlot Michel Torino 2012

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The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in Northwest Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of this country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making them the highest commercial sites in the world. Cool climate plays a key part with great variations between night and day time temperatures, slowing down the ripening cycle and ensuring the development of good varietal character. The hallmark of Salta red wines is the great intensity of colour while the white wines, Torrontes in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2010 Grapes: 100% Malbec Area: Michel Torino's own vineyards at an of 1,700m above sea level, in the Valley of Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northwestern Argentina. Cellaring: Will benefit of ageing up to 2-3 years, developing bouque and a harmonious combination of oak and fruit. Notes: Intense red ruby colour with violet hues. Distinct plum aromas typical of this variety, enhanced with oaky notes. Generous spicy and fruity flavours, good body and well integrated soft tannins giving a round finish. 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.

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Michel Torino:
The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vines. They were attracted by the benign climate, the beauty of the landscape and Cafayate Valley unique Terroir, good for quality grapes production. The winery took it's name from the legend of El Esteco City. According to this tale, Esteco was an opulent city in the north of Argentina. Its building... Read more
The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vines. They were attracted by the benign climate, the beauty of the landscape and Cafayate Valley unique Terroir, good for quality grapes production. The winery took it's name from the legend of El Esteco City. According to this tale, Esteco was an opulent city in the north of Argentina. Its buildings, covered with silver shone and its people dressed in gold. In 1692 an earthquake buried the city and his its treasures. In the late 1970's the company bought the El Esteco estate and recovered the hidden treasure. We discovered the riches came from the soil. In honour to the legend, El Esteco produces the best grapes used for Michel Torino top export wines. Read less

External Reviews for Coleccion Merlot Michel Torino

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in Northwest Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of this country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making them the highest commercial sites in the world. Cool climate plays a key part with great variations between night and day time temperatures, slowing down the ripening cycle and ensuring the development of good varietal character. The hallmark of Salta red wines is the great intensity of colour while the rose wines, Malbec in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Malbec. Area: On the Bodega la Rosa Estate, where the air is filled by the perfume of roses planted by Martin Michel Torino to pamper his girlfriend. Vinification: The grapes were hand harvested. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Taste: A dry, well-structured wine with very lively fruit character. It also has hints of spice and berries and a clean, crisp finish. Serve: Young and fresh as an aperitif or with light meals.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in Northwest Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of this country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making them the highest commercial sites in the world. Cool climate plays a key part with great variations between night and day time temperatures, slowing down the ripening cycle and ensuring the development of good varietal character. The hallmark of Salta red wines is the great intensity of colour while the white wines, Torrontes in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2010 Grapes: 100% Malbec Area: Michel Torino's own vineyards at an of 1,700m above sea level, in the Valley of Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northwestern Argentina. Cellaring: Will benefit of ageing up to 2-3 years, developing bouque and a harmonious combination of oak and fruit. Notes: Intense red ruby colour with violet hues. Distinct plum aromas typical of this variety, enhanced with oaky notes. Generous spicy and fruity flavours, good body and well integrated soft tannins giving a round finish. 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.



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The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in Northwest Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of this country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making them the highest commercial sites in the world. Cool climate plays a key part with great variations between night and day time temperatures, slowing down the ripening cycle and ensuring the development of good varietal character. The hallmark of Salta red wines is the great intensity of colour while the white wines, Torrontes in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2010 Grapes: 100% Malbec Area: Michel Torino's own vineyards at an of 1,700m above sea level, in the Valley of Cafayate, Province of Salta, Northwestern Argentina. Cellaring: Will benefit of ageing up to 2-3 years, developing bouque and a harmonious combination of oak and fruit. Notes: Intense red ruby colour with violet hues. Distinct plum aromas typical of this variety, enhanced with oaky notes. Generous spicy and fruity flavours, good body and well integrated soft tannins giving a round finish. 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.

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