There are few places on earth where magic really happens. The Calchaqui Valley, home of El Esteco winery, is certainly one of them. This Valley, located over 1800 meters|6000 feet hidden in the North of Argentina, displays some unique characteristics. Poor alluvial soils; high sun exposure; low humidity; and broad thermal amplitude make the Calchaqui Valley an exceptional wine region.
Concentrated bunches of small grains are manually harvested in 18Kg plastic bins. Pre-fermentative macerations at 5°C in stainless steel tanks. Utilization of both native and selected yeasts for the fermentation process. Post fermentative macerations, totalize 25 days. Natural malolactic fermentation is carried in both american and french barrels of first, second and third use. Finalizing this process the wine is aged in the same oak barrels for 12 months. A careful selection of barrels is made, looking for light toasted oak in order to outstand the freshness of the fruit. The wine is bottled unfiltered, and kept at the winery during 6 month
This red wine, ruby sparkles and black background, sweet sum of casis and oak to its aromatic descriptors. In the mouth it presents harmonic, with important tannins, ripe and round, and perception of black fruits and chocolate, to finish with a long and refined persistence.
True exponent of a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Calchaqui Valley. Black fruits and chocolate notes prevail as the oak is gently integrated with the fruit. This wine has ripe, firm tannins and a persistent length.
Ruby red in color with an elegant, spicy nose. Ripe and round in the mouth with black fruit, chocolate notes and balanced oak.