91 Points - James Suckling 

Blackcurrants, redcurrants, spices and red pepper. Full body, firm tannins, plenty of fresh acidity and a grainy, chewy finish.

Fantastic reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Michel Torino. Made with one goal in mind: creating the best wine from the best grape selection from the most incredible terroir. Located 1700 metres above sea level, the Cafayate Valley creates stunning wines with its unique alpine climate. Aged in French and American Oak, this wine is everything you are looking for in top flight Cabernet Sauvignon - sophisticated and complex with a long elegant finish. This wine is unbelievable buying.

Origin
Cafayate - Valles Calchaquies - Argentina.

Terroir
Deep, poor and rocky soils. Mountain watering from the Andes. A wide thermal amplitude wich big differences (aproximately 22°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 15° humidity. The results: High concentration of colour, aromas and flavours, unique fruity character.

Winemaking
The winemaking goal is to produce elegant and complex wines in this range. The first work is in the vineyards to obtain concentration and balance using vines older than 20 years. The harvest is manual, putting the clusters in small 22 kgs. boxes. In the winery the must is produced using just first press juice. 70% of the wines is aged in small barrels of both American and French Oak for 12 months. 100% of the wine does the malolactic fermentation spontaneously.

Tasting Notes
Ruby red, dark and intense with subtle tiles edges. Spicy aroma with red pepper and paprika dominating and the oak adding smoky/tobacco notes. Firm and ripe tannins with a mouthfilling presence. Elegant, sophisticated and complex. Black berries, morello cherry and pepper notes stand out. Long and elegant finish.

(MTO00035)

 

Country:

Argentina

Region:

Calchaquí Valley

Variety:

Cabernet sauvignon

Style:

Big, gutsy reds

Winemaker:

Alejandro Daniel Pepa

Closure:

Cork

ABV:

 

Bottle size:

14%

 

750ml

Fruit:

⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫

Body:

⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫

Tannin:

⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪

Acidity:

⚫⚫⚪⚪

Food Match:

Steak, lamb



 

Others Also Bought

Reviews