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El Esteco Blend de Extremos Malbectext

El Esteco Blend de Extremos Malbec 2020

Calchaqui Valley, Salta, North, ArgentinaThis malbec comes from two vineyards in Cafayate: Finca la Maravilla, at 1700m; and Chañar Punch, at 2000m. It was fermented in stainless steel and concrete, and 75 percent was aged one year in the same vessels, which keeps this malbec fresh and on its toes. The colour is opaque, with blueberries, intense cassis, crushed wild herbs, and a spicy, resiny finish. Best with beef, from steak to empanadas.Tasted: 09 March 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$16.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$15.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Bodega El EstecoDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 10921UPC: 7790189043495