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Salentein, Bodegas
Primum Malbec
Grape Varieties100% Malbec
AppellationValle de Uco
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  • 94 Points
    The Tasting Panel November 2015
DescriptionIn the remote upper reaches of Argentina's Uco Valley on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Bodegas Salentein produces a remarkable collection of wines from vineyards planted at some of the highest elevations on the planet. From this lofty outpost, 65 miles south of the bustling city of Mendoza, Argentina's winemaking capital, Bodegas Salentein (Sah-len-tyne) has forged an international reputation for its fine wines. Each year, growing numbers of curious wine lovers are drawn to this spectacular location, intent on discovering and experiencing the beauty and ethos of Bodegas Salentein for themselves. Bodegas Salentein is a wine destination like no other. Established in the late 1990s, Salentein is a privately-owned estate of almost 5,000 acres, of which 1,124 acres are planted to vine. The property includes a world-class winery and cellars, a 125-acre nature preserve, the showpiece Killka Center for Culture and the Arts, a nearby lodge (the Posada Salentein, offering an elegant and relaxed retreat into nature), and the landmark Chapel of Gratitude, a non-denominational chapel of ascetic loveliness, built using ancient local stonework techniques.
Vinification100% hand-harvested grapes. Upon arrival in the winery, a cluster selection and soft de-stemming were performed.
ColorDeep Purple
NoseRich aromas of ripe plums and blackberries, coupled with a touch of vanilla and tobacco
PalateSweet tannins and flavors of ripe red fruits mingle in this wine of power and elegance
AnalysisAlcohol: 15.0 %pH: 3. 80RS: 2.90 g/LTA: 5.82 g/L
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsEnjoy with grilled meats, roasts and robust pasta dishes