There are few places on earth where magic really happens. The Cafayate 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 Valley an exceptional wine region.
VARIETAL TYPE: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
APPELLATIONS: Calchaqui Valley. Santa Maria.
WINEMAKING: Such a special soil deserved an equally unique wine, made using the old-style Field Wine method, which focuses on exploiting all the special features of the soil by means of techniques rooted in the most traditional basics of winemaking. The grapes are selected, regardless their variety, with a view to capturing the nature of the few vineyards growing on the unusual terroir above 2,400 meters (7,800 feet) high. The mythical savoir-faire with which the wines are made, together with the peculiarities of the grapes growing at such extreme heights, turn Chañar Punco into the gem of our terroirs.
RATINGS: 93 Wine Spectator.
Bottle Size : 750 mL
Vintages may vary by location; we will ship the most current vintage in stock.