Los Jabalies Single Vineyard Malbec

Los Jabalies Single Vineyard Malbec

  • San Pablo, Valle de Uco, 
  • Mendoza, 
  • argentina

Latest Awards

  • 93 points Vinous , September 2022
  • 94 points Vinous , November 2021

In the remote upper reaches of Argentina's Valle de Uco 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 has forged an international reputation for its fine wines. Malbec grapes were sourced from Salentein's Los Jabalies vineyard, named for the wild boars that inhabit the area, situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet above sea level in the San Pablo GI of the Valle de Uco.


The grapes were sourced from Los Jabalies vineyard, situated at 1,400 masl in the San Pablo GI of the Uco Valley. The climate is is cool with a wide thermal amplitude and high humidity. The 40 cm layer of alluvial/fluvial soil is loamy-sandy, rocky and rich in calcium carbonate. The vineyard is sustainably managed.

Winemaking & Aging

Grapes were handpicked and transported in 400-kg plastic bins. Bunches were then selected and de-stemmed. For fermentation, 76% of the grapes were transferred to 225 litre oak barrels, and the other 24% were transferred to stainless steel tanks. Cold maceration was performed at 50-54°F. Selected yeasts were used for fermentation that was temperature controlled at 82-86°F. Punch down was implemented as well as controlled introduction of macro oxygenation in the barrels, and pumping over and rack and return for the tanks. The wine was racked and transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. The total maceration period was approximately 25-28 days and the wine was barrel-aged for 16 months.

Tasting Notes

Dark red with purple hues. Complex aromas of black fruits, violets, and figs. The palate is concentrated with silky tannins, notes of black fruit, black pepper, and graphite. The refreshing acidity lends it a long finish.


The 2018 Malbec Salentein Single Vineyard Viñedo Los Jabalíes comes from vines planted at a height of 4900 feet in rocky, calcium-rich soils and was aged for 16 months in used barrels. A vivid, dense purple in the glass, the aromatic profile offers notes of fresh sour cherry and blackberry with hints of gunpowder, mountain herbs and violets. Relaxed and juicy in the mouth, the mild palate is structured around a core of accomplished freshness that lights up the chalky tannins adding to the depth and texture. A wine that delivers both delicacy and power.-J.H.

Vinous - November 2021


The 2018 Malbec Salentein Single Vineyard Viñedo Los Jabalíes from San Pablo was aged for 16 months in barrels. A dark purple in hue. The compact nose presents notes of ripe plum with cedar, bay leaf, mint and jammy aromas alongside hints of country herbs. In the mouth, it’s broad and indulgent with good heft, which is kept light on its feet by the juicy freshness, resulting in a characterful, long-lasting wine. -J.H. 

Vinous - September 2022


This red relies -- perhaps a bit too much -- on the oak facets for depth, but will have its fans. Shows warm spice, toasted vanilla bean and chocolate notes up front that meld with a ripe core of berry and cassis. Ends as it began, around smooth tannins. Drink now. 464 cases made, 75 cases imported. -A.R.

Vinous - November 2021


San Pablo, Valle de Uco

grape varieties

100% Malbec



technical details
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • TA: 5.9 g/l
  • RS: 1.8 g/l
  • Ph: 3.75
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan

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