El Esteco - Malbec
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Region: Argentina / Valle Calchaquí
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Soil: Poor alluvial soils.
Harvest: Concentrated bunches of small grains are manually harvested in 18Kg plastic bins.
Vinification: Pre-fermentative maceration at 5°C in stainless steel tanks. Use of both native and selected yeasts for the fermentation process. Natural malolactic fermentation is carried in both American and French barrels of first, second and third use.
Aging: Finalizing this process the wine is aged in the same oak barrels for 12 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered, and kept at the winery during 6 months.
Color: Profound black with violet edges.
Nose: Magic spell of raisins, coffee and light herbaceous notes conquer the nose.
Palate: Mature and vibrant notes combined with firm and sweet tannins. Long persistence, concentrated and elegant.
Food pairing: Traditional Argentinean dishes based on red meats also with hard cheeses and smoked cold cuts.