Tannat Don David Reserve 2016

Bodega El Esteco

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 red wines undergo a 5 hour thin covering maceration which extracts additional concentration followed by more than a week of cold maceration in steel tank and 9 months in the cellars in a combination of French and American oak.

Additional Information

The Don DavidTannat is rich in spice and fruit with flavors of dark berry fruit, exotic spice, vanilla and chocolate.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Calchaquí Valley
  • Winemaker: Alejandro Daniel Pepa
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.85 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Tannat

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Michael Schachner
    Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
    "This Tannat from Salta smells a touch mulchy and meaty, which is normal for the variety and region. A full fleshy palate offers soft tannins and little resistance. Toasty blackberry and cassis flavors wrap up on a finish with dense tannins and some excess weight and heat. For an authentic taste of Tannat, this is where to go."

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