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Michel Torino Don David la Maravilla Malbec 2010

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Overall, it has the feeling of a winter wine, intended for a dish like braised beef with mushrooms.

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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 Don David la Maravilla Malbec

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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
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4.00 5
12/24/2014

Like the intense chocolate nose, and sweet plums


External Reviews for Michel Torino Don David la Maravilla Malbec

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
07/19/2012

Cafayate Valley, ArgentinaDon David Malbec Reserve is our latest wine gem from Argentina, from Michel Torino. With over 1500 acres of vineyards standing at 5500-6600 feet above sea level, Michel Torino is the most important winery in the Cafayate Valley of Argentina. Steve Tanzer rated this 2010 vintage 89 points, calling it a good value!Brothers Salvador and David Michel founded the winery in 1892, 22 years after discovering the Cafayate as an area suitable for fine wine production. The Cafayate Valley averages 330-340 sunny days per year, and has low humidity and a great thermal range, with evenly warm days (82 degrees) and cool nights (54 degrees). Irrigation is mandatory, as only 3-6 inches of rain fall per year.All of the Michel Torino wines are hand-harvested in the estate's own vineyards. Additionally, Andrs Hy, Torino's production manager, practices sustainable, environmentally- friendly farming by minimizing the use of fertilizers and chemicals in the vineyard. The unique Cafayete climate manifests itself in the elegant, focused profile of Michel Torino's wines. These are wines with an indelible sense of place, wines which complement food rather than overpower, wines which are true to their origin.Grapes are carefully chosen from Michel Torino's own estate, in the 'La Coleccion' vineyard. The vineyard rests in the province of Salta in Cafayate Valley, at an altitude of 5600 ft. above sea level. The grapes are stemmed and crushed with a roller system. Fermentation is done with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of 82-86F. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 12 months in oak barrels of first to fifth use (60% American, 40% French).Don David Malbec Reserve is a rich red with full body and flavors of blackberry, plum, black raspberry, cedar and spice. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years with roast beef, grilled meats, venison, roasts, and BBQ ribs.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/19/2013

The 2010 Don David Reserve Malbec sees 12 months in American and French oak. It has an understated nose of espresso and black plum fruit that is well-defined and offers smoky notes with aeration. The palate is well-balanced on the entry, with sappy black cherry and cassis fruit, admirable weight and a sense of symmetry and focus towards the composed finish. For the price, this is a classy Malbec worthy of a weekend treat rather than weekday quaffing. Drink now–2017.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/19/2013

Good bright medium ruby. Blackberry, menthol and violet on the nose. Juicy, saline and nicely concentrated, with a chewy quality to the flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Nicely tactile wine with a firmly tannic, persistent finish. Good value.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/15/2013

This Malbec has elegant and pronounced varietal characters. The wine shows distinct plum aromas, with cherry, rosemary and chocolate notes. With sweet fruit and firm tannins, the wine has cassis, vanilla and spiced, dark berry fruit on the palate, with a long finish. Pair this with hearty meats and strong flavored dishes. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/15/2013

Ripe and intense, this makes an immediate impression with its strength, as if it were showing everything it has, all at once. Its flavors touch on figs and walnuts, its texture ample and firm. Overall, it has the feeling of a winter wine, intended for a dish like braised beef with mushrooms. Dark, earthy and smoky up front, this has notes of cola, lead pencil and moss that are distinct to Cafayate. Full in feel, this has high acidity, with flavors of mossy, herbal black fruits. Bold, earthy and individual in character. A fresh red, with layered flavors of blackberry coulis, raspberry ganache and plum skin. Fine tannins add heft to the nuanced, minerally finish. Following the excellent Reserva Malbec with the 2010 Don David Finca La Maravilla No. 6 Malbec, I must confess that I was a little disappointed. The aromatics are riper than the 2010 Reserva Malbec, with a pleasant stalky note infusing the dark blackberry fruit, yet it seems a little light. The palate is medium-bodie...



Overall, it has the feeling of a winter wine, intended for a dish like braised beef with mushrooms.

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