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.

Grape origin

Finca Las Mercedes, Cafayate Valley

Kept in oak barrels for

12 months

Stowage

6 months

Ageing potential

10 years

The recommended temperature for drinking is between 17 °C and 19 °C. Uncork 15 minutes before serving.

Sight

A red-colored wine with glimmers of ruby and a black core.

Aroma

Deep concentration and noticeable notes of black pepper and bell peppers.

Taste

Balanced on the palate. The notes of black fruit and chocolate are complemented by the sweetness of cassis and oak.

Awards

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • Vintage
  • Score
  • Critic reviews / Competitions

2018

91

Tim Atkin

2017

92

Tim Atkin

2017

92

James Suckling

2016

92

James Suckling

2016

92

Tim Atkin

2016

91

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