Reserve Malbec

Reserve Malbec

  • Valle de Uco, 
  • Mendoza, 
  • argentina

Latest Awards

  • 90 points VinePair , February 2024
  • 90 points James Suckling , February 2023

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 (1,100 m.a.s.l), 42% from La Pampa estate ( 1,250 m.a.s.l) and 3% from the El Tomillo estate (1,150 m.a.s.l).

Winemaking & Aging

Cold maceration was performed at 46-50°F for 3 days. Fermentation developed at a controlled temperature between 82-86°F for 8-10 days, with pump-overs, followed by maceration for 5-7 days. The wine was then racked and 65% was transferred to oak barrels and the rest to stainless-steel tanks where malolactic fermentation took place.

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.


The high elevation vineyards of Argentina's Uco Valley make for some incredibly elegant expressions of Malbec. There's a distinct freshness to this wine, with bright notes of strawberries, cherries, and blackberries. Hints of baking spices and grippy tannins balance out the fruit on the palate. -H.S.

VinePair - February 2024


Blackcurrants, raspberries, bark and balsamic on the nose. I like the fleshy texture, with ripe tannins and a medium body. Fresh herbal finish. Drink now.

James Suckling - February 2023


The 2021 Malbec Salentein Reserve is a blend of grapes from Los Árboles and Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley and was aged for 12 months in used French (30%) and American (70%) barrels. Purple in the glass. The no-nonsense nose offers notes of ripe red fruit with a little fresh plum and hints of spice. It’s voluminous in the mouth with polished tannins and fruity flavor enlivened by the precise freshness. A rewarding wine. -J.H. 

Vinous - September 2022


Valle de Uco

grape varieties

100% Malbec



technical details
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • TA: 5.9 g/l
  • RS: 2 g/l
  • Ph: 3.7
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan

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