Like the Sun and the Moon, El Esteco has cycles of its own. Inspired by the dual climate of the Calchaquíes Valleys, where days are warm and sunny and nights are intensely cold, this line of wines holds all the personality of the vineyards growing in such peculiar conditions.

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    Harvest:
    • 2009
    • 2010
    • 2011
    • 2012

    VARIETY: 
    50% Malbec ; 50% Merlot

    ORIGIN:
    Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

    TERROIR:
    Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.

    HARVEST:
    Malbec last week of March ; Merlot second week of March

    ANALITIC DATA:
    Alcohol: 14 % Residual Sugar: 2,94 grs / lt. Acidity: 5,95 grs. /lt. PH: 3.60

    WINEMAKING: 
    The winemaker’s goal is to optimize the expression of the dual climate in Cafayate – hot days and cool nights. The effect of this wide thermal amplitude has on the grapes is to give them higher concentration of fruit, color and balance. The grapes are vinified separately and aged for 15 months in both American and French oak barrels.

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    Malbec

    Harvest:
    • 2011

    VARIETY:
    100% Malbec

    ORIGIN:
    Calchaquí Valley, Argentina.

    TERROIR:
    Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.

    HARVEST:
    Last week of March

    ANALITIC DATA:
    Alcohol: 14 % Residual Sugar: 2,70 grs / lt. Acidity: 5,95 grs. /lt. PH: 3.65

    WINEMAKING: 
    The winemaker’s goal is to optimize the expression of the dual climate in Cafayate – hot days and cool nights. The effect of this wide thermal amplitude has on the grapes is to give them higher concentration of fruit, color and balance. The grapes are vinified separately and aged for 15 months in both American and French oak barrels.

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    Carbernet Sauvignon

    Harvest:
    • 2011

    VARIETY:
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

    ORIGIN:
    Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

    TERROIR:
    Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.

    HARVEST:
    Last week of March

    ANALITIC DATA:
    Alcohol: 14 % Residual Sugar: 2,80 grs / lt. Acidity: 6,15 grs. /lt. PH: 3.70

    WINEMAKING: 
    The winemaker’s goal is to optimize the expression of the dual climate in Cafayate – hot days and cool nights. The effect of this wide thermal amplitude has on the grapes is to give them higher concentration of fruit, color and balance. The grapes are vinified separately and aged for 15 months in both American and French oak barrels.

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    Torrontes

    Harvest:
    • 2013

    VARIETY:
    100% Torrontes

    ORIGIN:
    Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina

    TERROIR:
    Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.

    HARVEST:
    Last week of February

    ANALITIC DATA:
    Alcohol: 14 % Residual Sugar: 2,20 grs / lt. Acidity: 6,4 grs. /lt. PH: 3.30

    WINEMAKING: 
    The winemaker’s goal is to optimize the expression of the dual climate in Cafayate – hot days and cool nights. The effect of this wide thermal amplitude has on the grapes is to give them higher concentration of fruit, color and balance. This wine is vinified with three different techniques: 60% is cold macerated, 25% traditional fermentation and 15% is aged in new small American oak barrels during 6 months. This last 10% goes through malolactic fermentation using selected lactic bacterias. The fine and delicate oak, contributes to add complexity to the final bouquet.

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    Carbernet Sauvignon Blanc

    Harvest:
    • 2013

    VARIETY:
    100% Sauvignon Blanc

    ORIGIN:
    Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

    TERROIR:
    Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.

    HARVEST:
    Mid February

    ANALITIC DATA:
    Alcohol: 14 % Residual Sugar: 2,98 grs / lt. Acidity: 6,85 grs. /lt. PH: 3.30

    WINEMAKING: 
    The winemaker’s goal is to optimize the expression of the dual climate in Cafayate – hot days and cool nights. The effect of this wide thermal amplitude has on the grapes is to give them higher concentration of fruit, color and balance. 30% of this wine is aged in new small American oak barrels during 6 months while the other 70% ferments traditionally in stainless steel vats. The fine and delicate oak, contributes to add complexity to the final bouquet.

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    Malbec Rosé

    Harvest:
    • 2011

    VARIETY:
    100% Malbec

    ORIGIN:
    Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

    TERROIR:
    Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.

    HARVEST:
    Malbec second week of March

    ANALITIC DATA:
    Alcohol: 13,5 % Residual Sugar: 3,00 grs / lt. Acidity: 6,80 grs. /lt. PH: 3.30

    WINEMAKING: 
    The winemaker’s goal is to optimize the expression of the dual climate in Cafayate – hot days and cool nights. The effect of this wide thermal amplitude has on the grapes is to give them higher concentration of fruit, color and balance. This wine comes from the early separation of the Malbec grape juice with its skin after a cold maceration of about 6 to 9 hours.