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Bodega El Esteco - Chardonnay Don David Reserve 2020


The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel.

Terroir: Each selection in the Don David range is sourced from entirely estate owned vineyards throughout the Cafayate Valley. Vineyards sit at elevations well above 3,000 feet with many sitting above 6,000 feet. The power of the sun at these elevations combined with very little moisture or pests leads to wines of unique purity and concentration.

Vinification: Concentration and varietal expression are the goals of both the red and white wines in this range. The white wines undergo primary fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and just a touch of oak to soften the crisp acidity.

Additional Details edit

Intense aromas of apple, pineapple, tropical fruits and honey. On the palate, the wine is lush with pear, apple and toasted bread flavors. The wine shows balanced acidity and a clean finish with nutty hints. Technical Details
  • Appellation: Calchaquí Valley
  • Winemaker: Alejandro Daniel Pepa
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
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  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.95 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-42473 0
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

Vinous Rating: 89

Author: Joaquín Hidalgo

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

"The 2020 Chardonnay Don David from the Calchaquí Valley is 30% fermented and aged for six months in French oak. Greenish yellow in the glass. The nose presents hints of hazelnut, herbs and yeast against an oaky backdrop. Expansive on the palate, it has a lean flow in which the slightly tartaric freshness comes to the fore with a touch of CO2."