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Michel Torino Altimus 2010

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The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in North-West Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of the country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making the some of 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 reds are their intensity of colour while the white wines, Torrontes in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is also working towards total organic vineyard production. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2007 Note: Altimus means the highest in Latin and is a tribute to Cafayate valley, the highest place where vines grown at 1,700M above sea level. Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Malbec 35%, Bonarda 15%, Tannat 5% and Syrah 5% Winemaking: Each grape variety was fermented separately with selected yeasts Ageing: 18 months in new French barriques. The wine was bottled unfiltered in order to maintain a perfect balance between fruit and oak Bouquet: Pronounced nose of cherries and plums and combined with nuts, vanilla and chocolate notes. Cabernet and Merlot contributes with spicy notes such as anis. Taste: A symphony of flavours". Ripe plums, raisin and other dry fruits fill the mouth balancing black cherry flavours typical of the Bonarda. Cabernet adds a spicy character. Exceptional tannic balance that leaves a very long velvety finish.

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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

Member Reviews for Michel Torino Altimus

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
04/14/2013

very dark in color, dark berry notes on the nose with a bit of spice and lovely balanced with nice complexity


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,139
3.50 5
04/19/2013

The nose showed intense dark fruits, spiced cookie and rosemary with an undercurrent of dusty stone and minerals. On the palate this was rich yet detailed and structured with flavors of ripe, dark fruits followed by hints of herbs and cranberry carrying through the cheek-puckering finish. The balance of ripe fruit and structure here is stunning as it carries it's 15% alcohol effortlessly.


Snooth User: Rich Tomko
1034442,854
5.00 5
04/02/2013

Five glasses


External Reviews for Michel Torino Altimus

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in North-West Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of the country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making the some of 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 reds are their intensity of colour while the white wines, Torrontes in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is also working towards total organic vineyard production. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2007 Note: Altimus means the highest in Latin and is a tribute to Cafayate valley, the highest place where vines grown at 1,700M above sea level. Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Malbec 35%, Bonarda 15%, Tannat 5% and Syrah 5% Winemaking: Each grape variety was fermented separately with selected yeasts Ageing: 18 months in new French barriques. The wine was bottled unfiltered in order to maintain a perfect balance between fruit and oak Bouquet: Pronounced nose of cherries and plums and combined with nuts, vanilla and chocolate notes. Cabernet and Merlot contributes with spicy notes such as anis. Taste: A symphony of flavours". Ripe plums, raisin and other dry fruits fill the mouth balancing black cherry flavours typical of the Bonarda. Cabernet adds a spicy character. Exceptional tannic balance that leaves a very long velvety finish.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in North-West Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of the country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making the some of 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 reds are their intensity of colour while the white wines, Torrontes in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is also working towards total organic vineyard production. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2006 Note: Altimus means &l...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Ripe plums, raisin and other dry fruits fill the mouth balancing black cherry flavours typical of the Bonarda. 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. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Malbec 35%, Bonarda 15%, Tannat 5% and Syrah 5% Region : Argentina / Salta / Cafayate Maker : Alejandro Pepa Notes : A symphony of flavours. Ripe plums, raisin and other dry fruits fill the mouth balancing black cherry flavours typical of the Bonarda. Cabernet adds a spicy character. Exceptional tannic balance that leaves a very long velvety 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. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/19/2012

ROBERT PARKER - 89 Points


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/19/2012

2012 International Wine Challenge - Silver


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/19/2012

ROBERT PARKER - 89 Points 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. 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 Cabernet Sauvignon Region : Argentina / Salta / Cafayate Maker : Alejandro Pepa Taste : Deep ruby colour and a complex bouquet of blackberries, chocolate, mint and toasty oak. The flavour is rich and concentrated with a long, velvety finish. Serve : At room temperature with fillet steak in a black pepper sauce, grilled or roast venison, mushrooms and mature cheese. Also delicious with dark chocolate. ABV : 14% Suitable for Vegetarians



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Deep ruby colour and a complex bouquet of blackberries, chocolate, mint and toasty oak. The flavour is rich and concentrated with a long, velvety finish.

The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayate region around Salta in North-West Argentina in one of the most scenic regions of the country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making the some of 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 reds are their intensity of colour while the white wines, Torrontes in particular, are fresh and appealing. Michel Torino is also working towards total organic vineyard production. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. Vintage: 2007 Note: Altimus means the highest in Latin and is a tribute to Cafayate valley, the highest place where vines grown at 1,700M above sea level. Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Malbec 35%, Bonarda 15%, Tannat 5% and Syrah 5% Winemaking: Each grape variety was fermented separately with selected yeasts Ageing: 18 months in new French barriques. The wine was bottled unfiltered in order to maintain a perfect balance between fruit and oak Bouquet: Pronounced nose of cherries and plums and combined with nuts, vanilla and chocolate notes. Cabernet and Merlot contributes with spicy notes such as anis. Taste: A symphony of flavours". Ripe plums, raisin and other dry fruits fill the mouth balancing black cherry flavours typical of the Bonarda. Cabernet adds a spicy character. Exceptional tannic balance that leaves a very long velvety finish.

Dietary Information: Organic, Biodynamic, All-Natural, Certified Sustainable

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 3 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.85 grams per liter

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