Cafayate’s most characteristic wine bears the name of our winery. It's not just about great wine, it's about our history in Cafayate; about the vineyards that surround our winery and the care for this unique land. It's about respect for artisanal work and the effort of entire generations.

The day of the harvest is eagerly expected, and once the grapes reach the optimum point of ripeness, they are hand-picked in the early hours of dawn. This careful process gives as a result a greatly complex, extremely fine wine.

El Esteco is rustic but elegant; a high altitude wine, intense and traditional, it can proudly represent the Calchaquíes Valleys and take our name to the rest of the world.

Composition

Chardonnay 40% - Marsanne 20% Roussanne 20% - Torrontés 15% - Viognier 5%

Grape origin

Finca Las Mercedes, Finca La Maravilla, Finca La Primavera, Cafayate Valley

Stowage

2 months

Ageing potential

5 years

The recommended temperature for drinking is between 11 °C and 13 °C. Uncork 15 minutes before serving.

Sight

It has an intense yellow color with greenish hues. Bright, with tears and good density in the glass.

Aroma

Very delicate, with hints of tropical fruit, yet fresh, mineral, very elegant. Subtle oak presence.

Taste

Intense, fresh, young with great texture, excellent balance between acidity and sweetness on the palate. Fruity and elegant long finish.

Awards

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • Vintage
  • Score
  • Critic reviews / Competitions

2019

93

James Suckling

2019

93

Tim Atkin

2018

93

Tim Atkin

2018

91

James Suckling

2018

92

Descorchados

2018

91

Decanter

2017

93

James Suckling

2017

93

Tim Atkin

2017

93

Descorchados

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