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Single Vineyard Chardonnay
Grape Varieties100% Chardonnay
AppellationValle de Uco
- 92 Points
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.
VinificationGrapes were hand-harvested in plastic bins. The winemaking process for grapes used the oxidative method. The whole clusters were pressed and, before fermentation, lees removal took place.
ColorBright yellow with green hues.
NoseOutstanding intense and fresh aromas with citric notes, white peach, as well as a mineral and floral character.
PalateOn the palate, its excellent natural acidity stands out with a lingering and fresh finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.49RS: 1.95 g/LTA: 6.08 g/L