Cafayate’s most characteristic wine bears the name of our winery. 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.

The line includes two varietals: Cafayate’s typical Malbec and Cabernet.

  • El esteco

    Malbec

    Harvest:
    • 2013

    VARIETY: 

    100% Malbec

    ORIGIN:

    Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

    TERROIR:

    There are few places on earth where magic really happens. The Calchaqui Valley, home of El Esteco winery, is certainly one of them. This Valley, located over 1800 meters|6000 feet hidden in the North of Argentina, displays some unique characteristics. Poor alluvial soils; high sun exposure; low humidity; and broad thermal amplitude make the Calchaqui Valley an exceptional wine region.

    ANALITICAL DATA:

    Alcohol: 14,5%, Residual Sugar: 3,85 g/l, Acidity: 6,53 g/l, pH: 3,50

    WINEMAKING:

    Concentrated bunches of small grains are manually harvested in 18Kg plastic bins. Pre-fermentative macerations at 5°C in stainless steel tanks. Utilization of both native and selected yeasts for the fermentation process. Post fermentative macerations, totalize 25 days. Natural malolactic fermentation is carried in both american and french barrels of first, second and third use. Finalizing this process the wine is aged in the same oak barrels for 12 months. A careful selection of barrels is made, looking for light toasted oak in order to outstand the freshness of the fruit. The wine is bottled unfiltered, and kept at the winery during 6 month
  • El esteco

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Harvest:
    • 2013

    VARITY:

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

    ORIGEN:

    Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

    TERROIR:

    There are few places on earth where magic really happens. The Calchaqui Valley, home of El Esteco winery, is certainly one of them. This Valley, located over 1800 meters|6000 feet hidden in the North of Argentina, displays some unique characteristics. Poor alluvial soils; high sun exposure; low humidity; and broad thermal amplitude make the Calchaqui Valley an exceptional wine region.

    ANALITICAL DATA:

    Alcohol: 14,5%, Residual Sugar: 3,85 g/l, Acidity; 5,92 g/l, pH: 3,80 

    WINEMAKING:

    Concentrated bunches of small grains are manually harvested in 18Kg plastic bins. Pre-fermentative macerations at 5°C in stainless steel tanks. Utilization of both native and selected yeasts for the fermentation process. Post fermentative macerations, totalize 25 days. Natural malolactic fermentation is carried in both american and french barrels of first, second and third use. Finalizing this process the wine is aged in the same oak barrels for 12 months. A careful selection of barrels is made, looking for light toasted oak in order to outstand the freshness of the fruit. The wine is bottled unfiltered, and kept at the winery during 6 month