Don David Reserve Tannat 2008

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This wine comes from the Bodega El Esteco winery in the Salta province of Argentina. The winery was created in 1892 under the name Michel Torino Bros La Rosa Wineries. In 1994, it was sold to Félix Lávaque, a winemaker who in turn sold it to a Swiss group that gave the company the image it has today: a premium winemaker. The Don David Reserve Tannat has firm tannins and great full of character. This wine is a fantastic representation of the terroir to be found in Cafayete. The palate shows lots of dark chocolate and smooth flavours with a firm but pleasant finish.

Region: Argentina » Salta » Cafayate

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  • 2008

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Winery: Michel Torino
Color: Red
Varietal: Tannat
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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

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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
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02/20/2011

Strong, full body and full of character. Good wine!


External Reviews for Don David Reserve Tannat

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Source: Great Wines Direct
11/14/2010

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. Grapes: 100% Estate grown Tannat grapes grown at an altitude of 1,700m above sea level on Michel Torinos Estate in the Valley of Cafayate Winemaking: The winemaking goal is to produce elegant and complex wines in this range. The first work is in the vineyards to obtain concentration and balance using vines older than 20 years. The harvest is manual. In the winery must is produced using just first press juice. 70% of the wines are aged in small barrels of both American and French oak for 12 months. 100% of the wine goes through Malolatic fermentation spontaneously. Colour: Violet lively colour, profound with dark petroleum edges. Taste: A great representation of Cafayates terrior. Firm tannins full of character. The amaro Italian chocolate dominates the mouth, leaving a long and pleasant finish.



This wine comes from the Bodega El Esteco winery in the Salta province of Argentina. The winery was created in 1892 under the name Michel Torino Bros La Rosa Wineries. In 1994, it was sold to Félix Lávaque, a winemaker who in turn sold it to a Swiss group that gave the company the image it has today: a premium winemaker. The Don David Reserve Tannat has firm tannins and great full of character. This wine is a fantastic representation of the terroir to be found in Cafayete. The palate shows lots of dark chocolate and smooth flavours with a firm but pleasant finish.

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