Malbec 2019


Additional Information

Dark violet in color with a rich nose of berry, coffee an herb. Mature and vibrant notes combined with firm and sweet tannins. Long persistence, concentrated and elegant.

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: 3.6 g/l
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Malbec

Recent Press

  • Score: 86 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
    "This shows beefy, leathery aromas, with flavors to match, plus notes of roasted plum. Finishes with hot spice accents to the underbrush nuances on the finish. Drink now. 100,000 cases made, 9,000 cases imported."
  • Score: 93 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
    "Aromas of blueberries and fresh herbs with hints of sweet tobacco. It’s full-bodied with firm, polished tannins and a long, succulent finish. Nice, savory acidity at the end. Drink or hold."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Luis Gutierrez
    Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    "The juicy and varietal 2019 Malbec was produced with grapes from vines at 1,700 meters in altitude in Cafayate and fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. The wine has a traditional profile and the process was also quite traditional; it matured in used oak barrels for 12 months. It's soft and approachable, ripe without excess with mellow acidity. 60,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020."
  • Score: 92 Points

    Vinous Author: Joaquín Hidalgo
    Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
    "The 2019 Malbec El Esteco (Malbec from Cafayate) was aged for 12 months in French oak, a fifth of it new. Dense purple in color, it offers attractive aromas of plum, spice and paprika, hints of ripe fruit and a touch of Rum cake. Fleshy on the palate with a profound, fruity expression, fine tannins and tight flavors at the back of the mouth. A tasty wine."

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