Reserve Chardonnay

Reserve Chardonnay

  • Valle de Uco, 
  • Mendoza, 
  • argentina

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 blocks of the La Pampa estate in the San Pablo GI at 4,300 feet a.s.l. planted in 2007. Plant density is 5000/hectare, all of which is drip irrigated. Cultivated in calcareous alluvial sandy- loam soils with calcareous stones starting at a depth of 12 inches.

Winemaking & Aging

100% of the grapes are hand-harvested and immediately transported to the winery in 400-kg plastic bins. Whole clusters of berries go through a pneumatic press to help facilitate separation from the skins. 50% of must fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks and 50% in French oak barrels. Selected dry and wild yeasts were used to initiate fermentation, which was done at controlled temperatures of 61º-68°F. 50% of the wine components went through malolactic fermentation. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was aged on lees for 6 months.

Tasting Notes

Light yellow color with green hues. Aromas of citrus fruit and white peach with a hint of floral notes. Vibrant acidity lends the wine freshness; elegant with a long finish.


Valle de Uco

grape varieties

100% Chardonnay



technical details
  • ABV: 13.50%
  • TA: 6.9 g/l
  • RS: 2 g/l
  • Ph: 3.4
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Vegan

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