This varietal Cabernet Sauvignon is created from hand-picked grapes from Argentina’s Calchaqui Valley which are aged in a combination of French and American oak for 12 months. It is extremely well-balanced and full-bodied, with a beautiful deep ruby hue and boasting complex aromas of blackberry, chocolate and mint that are complemented by notes of oak. On the palate, the dark fruit carries through alongside hints of rich spice and firm tannins to be completed by a long and soft finish.
3 Point Summary
Full bodied with rich aromas and flavours of dark berry and spice before a long finish.
Did you know..?
Michel Torino El Esteco vineyards in the Calchaqui Valley are among the highest in the world at 1,700m above sea level.
SILVER – International Wine Challenge 2016. BRONZE – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016. BRONZE – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016.
Fillet Steak in a Black Pepper Sauce.
Venison and Mushroom Stew.
Serve at Temp
17 *C / 63 *F
CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Cabernet Sauvignon is the world's most widely planted grape variety. Grown in a wide range of climates and regions, at its core, it's is a full-bodied wine with dark fruit flavours and savoury tastes ranging from black pepper to bell pepper depending on region. Cabernet Sauvignon from New World countries is often a touch fruitier than in the Old, but no matter where it is produced it is also widely used to enhance a variety of blends.
EL ESTECO - French immigrants David and Salvador Michel founded the El Esteco winery in 1892, and it soon became one the pioneering establishments in the art of Argentine winemaking. Based 1700m above sea level in the Calchaqui Valley, it is blessed by the assets of the region – ever-present sunshine and perfect temperatures - and the dedication of its staff. It has earned well-deserved recognition for the high quality of its products, receiving many awards around the world and we are proud to bring their wines to Sussex.
THE CALCHAQUI VALLEY in north-west Argentina is arguably the best-known wine region in Argentina outside of Mendoza, enjoying an excellent reputation due to the quality of the Torrontes and Malbec that is grown there. Areas atop the valleys are some of the highest places in the world that is suitable for viticulture. The Calchaqui Valley, a catch-all name for a series of valleys on the edge of the Andes mountains, has some of the most spectacular landscapes in Argentina, changing rapidly and dramatically from desert to mountains to sub-tropical forest.