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Michel Torino Estate



Michel Torino awarded “Best Argentinian Red Wine 2013” and gold medals at Mundus Vini 2013

Mundus Vini is one of the most prestigious competition in Europe. Since its first edition in the year 2002, this competition continues to grow registering over 6000 entries from 44 countries around the world. In this year’s edition Michel Torino was recognized with 5 gold and 2 silver medals being one of Argentina’s most awarded [...]

Don David Torrontes achieves the highest award at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC)

International Wine Challenge (IWC), one of the most prestigious competitions in the UK and the world, awarded Don David Torrontes 2012 with the “Argentinean White Trophy, Torrontes Trophy”
Michel Torino winery is located in the heart of Calchaqui Valleys, hometown of Torrontes, Argentina’s only indigenous grape.
Don David Torrontes 2012 is one of the most emblematic wines [...]



Grape variety: Malbec 54% - Cabernet Sauvignon 25% - Cabernet Franc 11% - Tannat 10%
Nose: Oak, toasted oak, red fruit jams, black chocolate, raisins and prunes.
Mouth: Malbec grape's freshness and fruitiness excels. Important and ripe tannins. Liquorous. Oak. Chocolate. Round and long. Lingering aftertaste.


Grape variety: Malbec 100%
Sight: Vivacious red with profound violet sparkles. Its tears are a sign of good structure.
Nose: Sweet aromas of raisins and plum jam stand out. Elegant touch of smoke, pipe tobacco and vanilla notes dominate the nose.

Ciclos Malbec Merlot 2009

Grape variety: Malbec 50% - Merlot 50%
Sight: Cherry red color with violet edges. Great intensity. Deep. The tears formed in the glass show the good structure of the wine and excellent alcoholic content.
Nose: Intense and complex frutiy aromas like ripe plum jam. Soft spicy notes. Due to its aging in oak barrels, notes of walnuts, vanilla and chocolate stand out.
Mouth: Very pleasant flavors. Dried fruits and raisins combined with coffee and smoky notes. Well-balanced tannins that offer a long and greasy finish.

About us

Cafayate Valley is a Premium area, located in the North of Argentina, at 1,700 meters above sea level. This region is considered a great place for producing high-quality red wines and floral whites, such as the famous Torrontés.

The excellent terroir and microclimate of Cafayate convinced David and Salvador Michel, of French origin, of establishing a winery in that region.

In 1892, they planted the first vineyard and built the winery, aimed at making Premium wines following the "Estate" concept, with a preferential positioning in restaurants, wine-shops and high-profile retailers. Moreover, Bodega El Esteco produces organic grapes in its estate El Tránsito, from which the CUMA organic wines are made. The winery boasts the amazing 5-star Hotel & Wine Spa, named Patios de Cafayate. The hotel is adjacent to the winery. The tourist proposal is thematic, where visitors can experience a total immersion in the wine world. During their stay, they can discover the wine secrets and participate in the harvest and other activities.