Tasting Notes: Plum, Black Cherry, Coffee, Oak
Bodega El Esteco, founded in 1892 by David Michel and Gabriela Torino, is located in the Calchaqui Valley, which is in Argentina’s far northwest province of Salta. With over 1,500 acres of vineyards in what is known as the world’s highest growing region for wine, the Calchaqui Valley, Bodega El Esteco’s wines are reflective of their place of origin. The vineyards start at 5,500 feet in elevation and rising to over 6,600 feet above sea level. Bordered by two mountain ranges— the Quilmes to the west and the Aconquija to the east create a natural barrier and microclimate. Abundant sunshine, little rainfall, combined with high altitude create a recipe for a winemaker’s paradise.
The El Esteco Malbec's concentrated aromatic profile is focused on well-ripened red fruits. On the palate you'll find similarly intense notes of coffee, black fruits, and slight fresh herbs, combined with fine notes of oak. It presents ripe and vibrant tannins in the mouth that lead to a long and elegant finish.