Michel Torino Malbec Cuma Organic 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

This Malbec 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. This is a great dry and medium-bodied Malbec with exuberant blueberry and plum flavours. The Cuma Malbec is mouth filling with a minty and spicy character full of tarragon, eucalyptus and rosemary. The distinct and fresh plum aromas are typical of this grape. This is an elegant and complex wine smooth enough for drinking alone or as an excellent accompaniment to food.

Region: Argentina » Salta » Cafayate
Winery: Michel Torino
Color: Red
Varietal: Malbec
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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 Malbec Cuma Organic

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Snooth User: jennyferr
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4.00 5
08/24/2009

Great value organic wine. Full bodied and delicious. My go-to wine to bring to parties etc.


Snooth User: troopershan
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5.00 5
12/28/2010

Love it!


4.50 5
09/20/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: SBeev
24968517
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2010

Slighty earthy and peppery undertone. Appreciate that the wine is 'organic'.


Snooth User: flashman9
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/11/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Michel Torino Malbec Cuma Organic

External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/23/2012

The Cuma Malbec 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 1,900 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 and stunning abundance of fruit making these wines from the Michel Torino estates very appealing indeed. Michel Torino is well recognised on the international market and is renowned for its excellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation. This Malbec has to be one of the best examples of Malbec from Argentina. Vintage: Grapes: 100% Estate grown Malbec grapes grown at an altitude of 1,700m above sea level on Michel Torino's Estate in the Valley of Cafayate Winemaking: Cuma wines have followed a strict and certified organic process in Michel Torino vineyards and Estate winery. No oak, fermented in stainless steel. Alcohol: 13.5 Colour: Sharp and lively red with violet notes. The intense tear reflex the structure, the glass remained painted with bright cherry notes. Taste: A fruity attack, full of soft and sweet tannins. Date and raisin outstand with a touch of nuts and spiciness at the end.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/02/2012

The flagship varietal from Argentina. NOP certified organic, this wine exhibits a lively red-violet color, with opulent aromas of bright cherry and plum jam, raisin, vanilla and rosemary notes. On the palate, there is plenty of ripe fruit, with date and raisin flavors, and soft, sweet tannins, and a trace of nuts and spice on the long finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

Michel Torino Cuma Malbec Cafayate Valley 2010 750ML



<p>The Michael Torino Estate Cuma Malbec was produced from grapes certified to be organic. The fruit was sourced in the Cafayate Valley region. This wine is 100% Malbec.</p>

Dietary Information: Organic


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