El Esteco

Don David Reserve

2021
Salta
Argentina
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El Es-TAY-ko Don Da-VEED Re-SER-vay
Varietal
Chardonnay
$17
Flavors & Quality
Citrus Citrus
Salt Salt
Ginger Ginger
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 1 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Balance & Finesse
This Wine Your Palate
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This is a predominantly Balance & Finesse wine, but it shares structural nuances of Rich & Full as described in the tasting note below.

Tasting Notes
Medium plus bodied with well integrated acidity, featuring a medley of citrus, apple, and apricot fruit along with notes of ginger, chamomile, and salty minerality that lingers in the finish.
COLOR
Pale Straw Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Chardonnay
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Why this wine made the cut…
Balances intensity and energy without breaking the bank.
Salta
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chardonnay
100% Shar-do-NAY
Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Country / State
Argentina
Region
Salta
Producer
El Esteco
Vintage
2021

EL Esteco

Salta, Argentina


El Esteco is located in the Calchaquí Valley in Argentina, more than 5,500 feet above sea level! What would seem like an unsuitable location for grape growing yields elegant wines amidst a backdrop of jaw dropping mountain views. 


The El Esteco vineyards are located in Cafayate, an isolated stretch of desert, with a unique terroir where the highest vineyards run north to south, allowing moderate winds to improve the microclimate of the canopy.

The desert climate, the soils which are poor in organic matter, as well as diurnal temperature swings yield wines that balance concentration and elegance.