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El Esteco Altimus 2011


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £167.38

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Tasting Note: A complex wine with refined aromas of baked red fruits, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Ripe and powerful tannins give structure to the intense flavours of black fruits, liquorice & chocolate found on the palate.

  • Awards and Press News: 92 Points | Wine Advocate Magazine 92 Points | Tim Atkin Recommended Wines SILVER |Decanter World Wine Awards

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Country: Argentina
Region: Salta
Grapes: Grape Malbec 54 ; Grape Cabernet Sauvignon 25 ; Grape
Cabernet Franc 11 ; Grape Tannat 10
Tasting Note:
A complex wine with refined aromas of baked red fruits, dark
chocolate and toasty oak. Ripe and powerful tannins give
structure to the intense flavours of black fruits, liquorice &
chocolate found on the palate.
Winemaking:
Altimus is the signature wine of El Esteco. Each year, Alejandro
Pepa, the chief winemaker, changes its composition making every
vintage unique and unrepeatable. This blend 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 18 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 colour concentration before
being placed in small French barrels to be aged for 12 months.
After aging, the final blend is made and placed once more in
French barrels for 6 extra months. Finally, the wine is bottled
unfiltered and un-fined to preserve the unique character
Vineyard :
Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal
amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the
minimun during the cold mornings and nights, and the maximun
during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year,
15% humidity and 350 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights,
and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in
color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.
Food matching:
Ideal with glazed beef short ribs!
Awards:
92 Points | Wine Advocate Magazine 92 Points | Tim Atkin
Recommended Wines SILVER |Decanter World Wine Awards

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Data sheet

Vintage
2011
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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El Esteco Altimus 2011

Tasting Note: A complex wine with refined aromas of baked red fruits, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Ripe and powerful tannins give structure to the intense flavours of black fruits, liquorice & chocolate found on the palate.

  • Awards and Press News: 92 Points | Wine Advocate Magazine 92 Points | Tim Atkin Recommended Wines SILVER |Decanter World Wine Awards

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