Reserve Malbec

Reserve Malbec

  • Valle de Uco, 
  • Mendoza, 
  • argentina

In 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 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.


55% of the grapes were sourced from El Oasis estate (3,600 feet a.s.l), 43% from La Pampa estate (San Pablo GI at 4,100 feet a.s.l) and 2% from the El Tomillo estate (Altamira GI at 3,800 feet a.s.l).

Winemaking & Aging

Cold maceration was performed at 46-50°F for 2-4 days. Fermentation developed at a controlled temperature between 82-86°F for 7-10 days, with pump-overs, followed by maceration for 5-7 days. The wine was then racked and 50% was transferred to oak barrels and the rest to stainless-steel tanks where malolactic fermentation took place. 60% of the wine was barrel-aged for 12 months in 80% French/20% American.

Tasting Notes

Intense red with purple hues. Fresh and complex on the nose, with noticeable aromas of redcurrant, blueberry, roses, and violets. Fresh and vibrant on the palate with a good structure and a long finish.


Valle de Uco

grape varieties

100% Malbec



technical details
  • ABV: 14.50%
  • TA: 5.5 g/l
  • RS: 2 g/l
  • Ph: 3.65
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan

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