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Michel Torino Merlot Colección 2011

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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: Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Merlot Area: Michel Torino's own vineyards at an altitude of 1,700 metres above sea level, in the Cafayate Valley, in the Province of Salta, Northwest Argentina. Harvest: Hand picked in early March at 240 Brix. Fermentation: At 27oC with selected yeasts. The wine underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Ageing: 6 months in new French oak barriques. Serve: At room temperature with duck, goose, pork dishes, pasta in tomato sauces and mild cheese. Taste: Medium red with purple tinges. Intense blackberry, cassis and dried fruit aromas. Velvety texture combined with a firm structure and a long ripe 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

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Snooth User: CheloSpahn
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10/26/2012

Strawberry light color. Deep scents of roses and ripe berrys. weigth body and freshness given by a liquorice flavor. Delicious wine


External Reviews for Michel Torino Merlot Colección

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 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: Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Merlot Area: Michel Torino's own vineyards at an altitude of 1,700 metres above sea level, in the Cafayate Valley, in the Province of Salta, Northwest Argentina. Harvest: Hand picked in early March at 240 Brix. Fermentation: At 27oC with selected yeasts. The wine underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Ageing: 6 months in new French oak barriques. Serve: At room temperature with duck, goose, pork dishes, pasta in tomato sauces and mild cheese. Taste: Medium red with purple tinges. Intense blackberry, cassis and dried fruit aromas. Velvety texture combined with a firm structure and a long ripe finish.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/07/2012

ROBERT PARKER - 86 Points


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

The 2011 Don David Reserve Torrontes has a delightful passion fruit, coconut and lychee-scented nose that is well-defined and floral. The palate is light and perhaps a little simple and pithy on the entry, although it demonstrates good weight in the mouth, with a hint of white pepper leaving a slight tingle on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Pale straw. Peachy fruit lifted by gingery brown spice. At once sweet and juicy, with lovely savory intensity and impressive palate presence to the chewy citrus and spice flavors. Finishes quite dry, persistent and firm-edged.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/07/2012

ROBERT PARKER - 86 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% Malbec Region : Argentina / Salta / Cafayate Maker : Alejandro Pepa 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. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians



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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.

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: Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Merlot Area: Michel Torino's own vineyards at an altitude of 1,700 metres above sea level, in the Cafayate Valley, in the Province of Salta, Northwest Argentina. Harvest: Hand picked in early March at 240 Brix. Fermentation: At 27oC with selected yeasts. The wine underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Ageing: 6 months in new French oak barriques. Serve: At room temperature with duck, goose, pork dishes, pasta in tomato sauces and mild cheese. Taste: Medium red with purple tinges. Intense blackberry, cassis and dried fruit aromas. Velvety texture combined with a firm structure and a long ripe finish.

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

11,000 Kg/Ha produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: American and French Oak

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.3 grams per liter Total Acidity: 1.8 grams per liter

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