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Seductive aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, vanilla and dry fruits. Full-bodied, lush and velvety on the palate with notes of black fruits, exotic spices and a long, lingering finish.
Grape Varieties50% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah; 5% Petit Verdot
AppellationValle de Uco
- 87 Points
BackgroundSince its debut vintage ten years ago, Bodegas Salentein has forged an enviable reputation worldwide for producing award-winning, premium quality wines. The estates winemaking team, led by the legendary José Galante, is one of the most revered in Argentina. Together, they strive to combine artistry, creativity and passion to craft wines that capture the finest terroirs of the Uco Valley in the famed Mendoza region. Killka is the latest creation from this very progressive winery and is produced using grapes cultivated on Salentein's high-altitude vineyards in the Andes. It is named in honor of the Killka Gallery, the estates world-renowned and award-winning center for the arts, culture and gastronomy, which receives 20,000 visitors a year. One of the paintings from the gallery's permanent collection, "Sur" or "South" by Argentinean contemporary artist Nicolás Garcia Uriburu (1937), is featured on the label. Killka is produced just steps away from the gallery in a uniquely cross-shape structure, which like all the buildings on this near 5000-acre private estate, was built by regional craftsmen, using local materials and incorporating indigenous architectural features.
VinificationGrapes are crushed and de-stemmed immediately after they are harvested in order to preserve their natural fruit flavors. The juice then undergoes cold maceration for five to seven days.
NoseSeductive aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, vanilla and dry fruits.
PalateFull-bodied, lush and velvety on the palate with notes of black fruits, exotic spices and a long, lingering finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.3 %pH: 3.6RS: 1.8 g/lTA: 5.3 g/l
Serving SuggestionsExcellent with hard cheeses, hearty pasta dishes, steak and other grilled red meats.