Reserve Cabernet Franc

Reserve Cabernet Franc

  • Valle de Uco, 
  • Mendoza, 
  • argentina

Latest Awards

  • 90 points James Suckling , May 2024

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. 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. 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 relaxing retreat into nature), and the landmark Chapel of Gratitude, a non-denominational chapel of ascetic loveliness, built using ancient local stonework techniques.


Grapes were sourced from the El Oasis estate at 1,100 m.a.s.l.

Winemaking & Aging

The must was cold macerated at 8º-10°C for about 3-5 days. Fermentation with remontage was performed in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 81º-84°C for a period of 10-12 days. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 5-6 days and, aer racking, 60 percent of the wine was transferred to oak barrels and the balance into stainless steel tanks for spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red color. Aromas of roasted red pepper, spices such as black pepper, and subtle minty notes. Soft and silky tannins on the palate with notes of black fruits. Long and lingering finish.


Plums, cherries, cloves and nutmeg on the nose. Creamy, spicy and firm, with a medium to full body and chalky tannins. Drink now or try in 2025. -J.S.

James Suckling - May 2024


Valle de Uco

grape varieties

100% Cabernet Franc



technical details
  • ABV: 14.50%
  • TA: 5.7 g/l
  • RS: 2 g/l
  • Ph: 3.7
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan

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