• Valle de Uco, 
  • Mendoza, 
  • argentina

Latest Awards

  • 90 points James Suckling , May 2024
  • 88 points Best Values Wine Spectator , March 2024

Since its debut vintage over ten years ago, Bodegas Salentein has forged an enviable reputation worldwide for producing award-winning, premium-quality wines. Killka is produced using grapes cultivated in Salentein's high-altitude vineyards in the Andes. It is named in honor of the Killka Gallery, the estate's world-renowned and award-winning center for the arts, culture, and gastronomy, which receives 20,000 visitors a year. One of the paintings from the gallery's permanent collection, El Sillon Azul ("The Blue Chair" by Argentinean artist Alonso Carlos, painted in 1929), is featured on the label. The estate's revered winemaking team, led by the legendary José Galante and winemaker Carlos Bauza, work closely together to craft expressive wines with viticultural depth and a precise balance of flavors. They strive to combine artistry, creativity, and passion to craft wines that capture the finest terroirs of the Valle de Uco.


Derived from grapes harvested in the heart of the Valle de Uco in the famed Mendoza region of Argentina, where vineyard sites benefit from warm days and cooler nights. The alluvial, clay and rock-based soil with a sandy surface provides excellent drainage and grapes which, in turn, have a much higher concentration in flavor.

Winemaking & Aging

Grapes are hand-harvested from select plots. 15 days of cold maceration is followed by 7 - 10 days of fermentation in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts and then 5 days of post-fermentation maceration.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red with tints of violet. Rich in fruit, and reminiscent of black cherries, dark fruit, and flowers. A rich composition of blackberries, plums, and violets. Balanced structure with soft tannins, ripe black fruit, and a velvety finish.


Juicy malbec showing aromas of black plums, cherries, soy sauce and grilled herbs. It’s medium- to full-bodied, mellow and soft in texture. Delicious now. -J.S.

James Suckling - May 2024


A light- to medium-bodied version, with rooibos tea accents to the fresh Alpine strawberry and raspberry core, while fresh minerally acidity fills out the finish. Drink now. 120,000 cases made.—A.R.

Wine Spectator - March 2024


Valle de Uco

grape varieties

100% Malbec



technical details
  • ABV: 14.50%
  • TA: 4.65 g/l
  • RS: 1.8 g/l
  • Ph: 3.7
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan

José Galante

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