2014 Don David Reserva Malbec

Calchaqui Valley, Argentina

Grown on arid rocky soils in the Calchaqui Valley that sees long warm days and cold nights. Hand-harvested and only the first press used. 70% of the wine goes into small American and French oak barrels for 12 months. A fun dark fruited style that shows black cherry and toasty oak on the nose, the palate showing dark cherry again along with plum, tobacco and cassis, really expressive and fantastic value. This wine calls for a good steak cooked over coals dressed with chimichurri.


  • Style & Food Matching

    Grown on arid rocky soils in the Calchaqui Valley that sees long warm days and cold nights. Hand-harvested and only the first press used. 70% of the wine goes into small American and French oak barrels for 12 months. A fun dark fruited style that shows black cherry and toasty oak on the nose, the palate showing dark cherry again along with plum, tobacco and cassis, really expressive and fantastic value.

    This wine calls for a good steak cooked overcoals dressed with chimichurri.

    Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: Malbec

    Decant: Recommended

    Closure: Cork

    Farming Practices: Sustainable

  • Calchaqui Valley, Argentina

    This wine pays homage to the winery’s founder, Don David Michel, whose name it takes, and was inspired by his distinction and elegance. After 12 months in oak, Don David gets to reflect the qualities of our founder: with its solid, adventurous, pioneering spirit, its wealth of aromas, wood and sound character, it boasts a well-defined identity. The line includes seven varietals: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Syrah, Bonarda, Torrontés and Chardonnay.

    The winemaker goal is to produce elegant and complex wines in the range. The first work is in the vineyards to obtain concentration and balance using vines older than 20 years. The harvest is manual, putting clusters in small 22kg boxes.

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