The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel.
Each selection in the Don David range is sourced from entirely estate owned vineyards throughout the Cafayate Valley. Vineyards sit at elevations well above 3,000 feet with many sitting above 6,000 feet. The power of the sun at these elevations combined with very little moisture or pests leads to wines of unique purity and concentration.
Concentration and varietal expression are the goals of both the red and white wines in this range. The red wines undergo a 5 hour thin covering maceration which extracts additional concentration followed by more than a week of cold maceration in steel tank and 9 months in the cellars in a combination of French and American oak.
The flagship red varietal of Argentina. This wine shows plum, red fruits, spicy black cherries and cassis with toasted oak notes on the nose and palate. Ripe fruit and linear acidity balance strong but soft, ripe tannins.
- Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.95 g/l
A Malbec from the Calchaqui Valley that spent 12 months in French oak. Dark red in the glass with a purple meniscus. The nose features sour cherry and herbs, joined by jarilla and basil. In the mouth, it offers mild, juicy tannins. A little while later, the fruit brings precision. The alcohol content is low for the region. - Vinous Media 88 points