Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Bodega El Esteco


Terroir: There are few places on earth where magic really happens. The Calchaquí Valley, home of Bodega El Esteco winery, is certainly one of them. This Valley, located at over 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 Calchaquí Valley an exceptional wine region.

Vinification: The El Esteco range of wines is oriented to have a personality of great finesse and complexity. Concentrated bunches of small grains are manually harvested early in the morning and put into small bins of 18 kg. Pre-fermentative maceration at 5°C in stainless steel tanks and gentle treatments are carried out during alcoholic fermentation. Utilization of both native and selected yeasts for the fermentation process. Post fermentative maceration total 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 carried out in both American and French barrels. A careful selection of barrels is made, looking for light toasted oak in order to accentuate the freshness of the fruit. The wine is bottled unfiltered, and kept at the winery during 6 months.

Additional Information

Ruby red in color with an elegant, spicy nose. Ripe and round in the mouth with black fruit, chocolate notes and balanced oak.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Calchaquí Valley
  • Winemaker: Alejandro Daniel Pepa
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.85 g/l
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Luis Gutierrez
    Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon showed how intense the variety can be in the high-altitude vineyards of Salta. It has an explosive nose, intensely herbal and spicy and a round and lush palate with very fine tannins and a balsamic finish. 25,000 bottles produced."
  • Score: 92 Points

    Vinous Author: Joaquín Hidalgo
    Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
    "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon El Esteco (100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Cafayate) was made with grapes from an old pergola vineyard. The wine was aged for 12 months in four fifths French oak and one fifth American. Typical of Cabernets from the region, it’s red in the glass with a nose of pyrazines, roasted red pepper, spices and jalapeño with a blackberry backdrop. The active, polished tannins channel the good flow that at moments feels a little compressed. The intense flavors and aftertaste are very much in harmony."

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