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|Michel Torino (Argentina) 2017 Malbec|
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54 out of 55 customers rated this wine as good value for money.
Four Stars - Joelle Thomson
"Malbec is the red that defines Argentina with its big, bold, intensely dark fruit flavours. It’s an outstanding wine at this price – offering not only value, but fabulous intensity in flavour, colour, aroma and wow factor." Joelle Thomson
Four Stars - Warren Barton
"Juicy rare steak screams out for wines like this one from beneath the Andes in northern Argentina. And so does anyone with a taste for malbec that is awash with blackberries spiked with chocolate and seasoned with pepper. A concentrated, cuddly red that represents great value for money." Warren Barton
A simply beautiful red wine from Argentina. We have scored a major coup securing this premium wine at an unbelievable price point.
Malbec is one of the traditional "Bordeaux varietals", having characteristics that fall between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Famed for its deep color, ample tannin, and lovely plum-like flavours - this Michel Torino (pronounced Me-shell Torino) Malbec is a fantastic example of the variety.
Spend just $13.99 on this wine and you will learn why the world is raving about Argentine Malbec.
From the Cafayate - Valles Calchaquies region of Argentina. Grown in deep, poor and rocky soils. with the crystal clear waters of the Andes mountains providing the irrigation. A wide thermal amplitude with big differences (aproximately 22Â°C) between the minimum during the cold mornings and nights, and the maximum during sunny days. High sun exposure of about 350 sunny days a year. Dry climate with approximately 120 mm rainfall a year and an average of 15Â° humidity. The results: High concentration of colour, aromas and flavours, unique fruity character.
Michel Torino range of wines express a marked fruit style, showing a pure varietal character with traces of the unique terroir. Harvest is manual, juice goes through a pre-fermentative maceration process at cold temperatures to extract fruit and colour while softening tannic influence takes place. Finally, 30% of the wine get a delicate and subtle contribution of both American and French oak during 6 months, gaining a touch of complexity.
The colour is crimson red, intense with sharpening black borders. Distinct plum aromas typical of this grape enhanced by cherry notes, rosemary hints and subtle chocolate traces due to its oak spell. Mouth-Filling plumy fruit . Sweet attack with firm and fine tannins. Balance with notes of cassis, hints of vanilla and a long round finish.
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