Chañar Punco, El Esteco

SKU: B4811412

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Award Winning Chañar Punco, El Esteco

GBP 45
£45.00
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Tasting Note

Chañar Punco is a unique sub-region surrounded by the Quilmes Mountains, located southwest within the Calchaquí Valley. At 2000 meters above sea level, this terroir displays unique characteristics. Poor, rocky and calcareous soil combined with the scarce heat load, radiation, in the months prior to harvest, allows the grape to slowly develop its maximum expression. A full bodied, concentrated wine rich with flavours of dark fruits, chocolate, baked plums & herbaceous notes. The palate is complex & explosive with a great concentration of flavour supported by firm, juicy tannins.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red

  • El Esteco

  • Argentina

  • Calachaqui Valley

  • Malbec

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2012

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 15.5%

  • Yes

Winemaking

Concentrated bunches of small grapes selected from the best rows of the parcels are manually harvested in 18Kg plastic bins. A second selection is done in the crushing area. Pre-fermentative macerations are carried on at 7°C, and native yeasts are used for the alcoholic fermentation. Before malolactic fermentation each variety is racked into new French oak barrels of 225 litres where the fermentation process is carried on and aged for 18 months. The blend is defined after an intense selection of the best 8 barrels. Bottled without stabilization and filtration in order to maintain the essence of the wine.

Press

  • A unanimous choice with our judges, this showed ‘big potential’ for Marek Rakowski of Harbour Heights Hotel, with ‘a lot of tannins still needing to be integrated, but rich and complex cherries and plums, lots of brown spices and an appealing jammy character’.

    • Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
    • Bronze Medal

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Delivery Options

FREE delivery on orders of £100+ per UK mainland address

Delivery costs £7.50 per address on orders less than £100 per UK mainland address

Special Delivery Options

The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands parcel delivery: £15.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 irrespective of quantity
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles

Click & Collect

Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. 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 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.