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Tasting Notes:

Colour: Profound dark with lively violet edges. Thick, dense, violet legs are noted.

Nose: Complex and refined aromas where toasted oak, black chocolate and red fruits marmalade outstand.

Palate: Fruitness contribution of the Malbec outstand. Ripe and powerfull tannins. Liquorish. Oak. Chocolate. Long persistent entrance with a chalky finish

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£25.19

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£27.99

    TypeRed
    Vintage2011
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerEl Esteco
    RegionCalchaqui Valley
    GrapesMalbec
    PairingVery good with quality beef
    ABV15%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    Altimus is the icon wine of El Esteco. A winemaker’s blend that changes from year to year. Altimus is made from the estates best parcels and from the harvest’s best grapes. Harvest is done either very early in the morning or at night when it is cooler and put into small 15 kg cases. A second selection is done in the crushing area and just the free run juice, which has greater concentration, is used for Altimus. Each varietal is vinified separately. After alcoholic fermentation in small stainless steel vats and spontaneous malolactic fermentation, the juice is pumped over to obtain maximum color concentration before being placed in small French barrels to be aged for 18 months. After aging, the final blend is made and bottled unfiltered and un-stabilized to keep the unique character.

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El Esteco Altimus MMXI (2011) 5 available

El Esteco Altimus MMXI (2011) 5 available

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Profound dark with lively violet edges. Thick, dense, violet legs are noted.

Nose: Complex and refined aromas where toasted oak, black chocolate and red fruits marmalade outstand.

Palate: Fruitness contribution of the Malbec outstand. Ripe and powerfull tannins. Liquorish. Oak. Chocolate. Long persistent entrance with a chalky finish

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