El Esteco Altimus Malbec

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El Esteco Altimus Malbec

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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.

Online exclusive: this wine is available to buy on our website, and not in our Bath shop. If you wish to collect from our shop, simply order online and select the ‘free collection’ option at the checkout. Your wine will be available for you to collect within three business days.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • El Esteco

  • Argentina

  • Salta

  • Malbec

  • 54% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 10% Tannat

  • 2012

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 15%

  • Vegan

  • Ideal with glazed beef short ribs.

Winemaking

Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximately 22° C difference between the cold mornings and nights, and the maximum 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 colour, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.

Altimus is the signature wine of El Esteco. Each year, Alejandro Pepa, the chief winemaker, changes its composition making every vintage unique. This blend is made from the estate's 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 18kg boxes. 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 ageing, the final blend is made and placed once more into French barrels for six extra months. Finally, the wine is bottled unfiltered and un-fined to preserve the unique character.

Awards

92 Points | Wine Advocate Magazine 92 Points | Tim Atkin Recommended Wines SILVER | Decanter World Wine Awards

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FREE delivery on orders that are £100 or more*.

Delivery cost is £7.50 on orders under £100 for UK mainland*.

Delivery cost is £15.00 on orders under £100 for Northern Ireland.

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Click & Collect

Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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