El Esteco Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Award Winning El Esteco Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Note

Gorgeously deep, rich and chocolatey, with enveloping black cherry and spice flavours and a hint of the wild complexity that comes from the ludicrously high altitude (6,000ft) vineyards. Its broad, velvety, sense-filling mouthfeel keeps you coming back for more. A satisfying and memorable wine.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • El Esteco

  • Argentina

  • Calchaquí Valley

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2013

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14.5%

  • Yes

  • deal with hearty meat and game dishes such as slow cooked shin of beef.

Winemaking

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 robust yet 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.

Concentrated bunches of small grapes 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 for 6 months.

Press

  • Team leader Tom Forrest found ‘dark berry and currant fruit, slightly hot’ aromas, then a ‘soft palate with earthy spice and big, chewy tannins, raspberry fruit on the finish’. ‘Big and bold, concentrated, cassis and rich liquorice,’ added Chez Bruce’s Sara Bachiorri.

    • Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
    • Silver Medal
  • 89/100 - There is quite a jump in the quality between the Cabernet from the Don David range and the straight 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. The latter has an herbal character but feels much finer and elegant with bright aromas of cherries and aromatic herbs. The palate is medium-boded with the serious tannins of the variety and good freshness.

    • Wine Advocate, August 2015
    • Luis Gutiérrez

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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