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 La Colección and Finca El Esteco, Cafayate Valley

Kept in French 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 really good chromatic intensity, with bright red, ruby, purple and black hues. Good structure and maturity.

Aroma

Its concentrated aromatic profile is centered around very ripe red berries. It also shows notes of raisins and mild and fresh herbs, combined with subtle hints of oak and coffee, provided by its aging in barrels.

Taste

It features mature and vibrant tannins that, along with a hint of dark fruits, give it a long-lasting and elegant finish.

Awards

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

2018

93

James Sucking

2017

93

James Suckling

2017

91

Tim Atkin

2017

91

Descorchados

2016

93

Descorchados

2016

92

James Suckling

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