Bodega El Esteco - Ciclos Malbec-Merlot 2010
OverviewCiclos was born as the expression of Cafayate's unique microclimate where two climates live together in perfect harmony.
Terroir: Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted upon arrival at the winery followed by a long, cool maceration and primary fermentation in tank. The wines are aged for 15 months in a combination of French and American oak prior to final blending and bottling.
Additional Details editThe 2010 Ciclos is deep red in color with a nose of ripe berry fruit laced with balanced vanilla oak. The wine is full-bodied and driven by sweet berry jam, and spice.
- 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: 2.95 g/l
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- UPC Code: Inquire
- Varietals: 50% Malbec, 50% Merlot
Recent News edit
International Wine Cellar Rating: 92
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"Bright medium ruby-red. Wonderfully sexy, fresh aromas of black raspberry, cocoa powder, dark chocolate and violet, with syrah-like nuances of game and truffle. Subdued but quite pure on the palate; not thick or overly sweet but offers insidious intensity to its fresh, primary, crushed dark berry, licorice and violet flavors. Harmonious acidity gives this youthfully reticent, very smooth midweight a captivating early balance. Finishes with substantial but very fine tongue-dusting tannins and excellent subtle length. An extremely successful and seamless blend."