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El Esteco Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

El Esteco Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Producer:  Bodegas El Esteco
Grape Varieties:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Optimum Drinking:  Within 5 years
Wine Style:  Complex elegant red
Alcohol by Volume:  14.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Argentina

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El Esteco Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Tasting notes

Spicy notes with hints of black and red peppers. Persistent and elegant. Ripe and round tannins fill the mouth. Black fruit and chocolate notes prevail where the oak is gently integrated with the fruit. Long and elegant persistence.

Producer note

Bodegas El Esteco, founded in 1892 by French immigrants David and Salvador Michel, is one of the oldest, family owned wineries in Argentina. This hidden gem can be found nestled in Salta's Calchaqui Valley, Argentina's most northerly wine producing region and home to some of the highest vineyards in the world at over 1,700 metres above sea level. The wines are elegant with an intense flavour profile and are a true expression of this very special wine producing region.

Vineyard note

The Calchaqui Valley, located over 1800 metres/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.

Soil

Poor alluvial soils.

Vinification

Hand Harvesting; Bunch Selection; De-stemming; Berry Selection; Fermentation and Maceration for over 25 days; Natural Malolactic Fermentation; Aged for 12 months in French oak; Selection of Barrels; Bottling; 6 months in the bottle

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Food match

Red meat and lamb with grilled vegetables

 


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