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Fruity/aromatic - OLD VINES TORRONTES, El Esteco. Salta, Argentina

2016 OLD VINES TORRONTES, El Esteco. Salta, Argentina

Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Grape Variety: Torrontes vines dating back to the 19th century. Hand harvested and fermented with wild yeast in a concrete egg
Producer: From the website of their UK agent:
"Among the Calchaquí Valley’s lush vegetation, rivers and rocky mountains, there emerges, unexpectedly, a stretch of desert. At an altitude of 1,800 metres, with its ever-present sunshine and ideal temperature range - hot days and cool nights - the environment is perfect for the cultivation of vines.
It is at the heart of this valley where El Esteco stands, with 1,000 acres of vineyards across this unique region. French immigrants David and Salvador Michel founded the winery in 1892, taking advantage of this special region to produce distinctive and elegant high- end wines, with great concentration of colour, deep aromas and well-defined flavours. Their determination has certainly paid off; El Esteco is the leading winery in Salta."
Old Bridge Rating: Most Torrontes is light and 'pretty'. This is highly aromatic, weighty and serious. Packed with flavour - it needs lightly spiced food to do it full justice
Press Reviews: 95/100 from Tim Atkin - "my wine discovery of the year"

£16.95 per bottle
£16.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£15.26 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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