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Bodegas Salentein Malbec 2008

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Bodegas Salentein is like a Hollywood film set, writes John Downes MW. “The solemn brick monolith is set on a vast plain of vineyards in the lap of the Andes. Stainless steel glistens within the lofty circular winery, and the amphitheatre below is temperature controlled to provide the perfect scene and environment for the myriad barriques”. The Estate wines, particularly the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, should be fantastic in a few years time. From twenty-five year old vines, wonderfully healthy grapes are transported to the most modern of wineries, fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in 60% new French oak barrels. The Malbec, aged for 12 months in French oak, has an intense burgundy colour with sweet aromas of raspberry and a subtle hint of aromatic herbs.

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Bodega Salentein:
The magnificent bodega, designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross, allows for customized gentle handling of the grapes, reducing the distance wine needs to be moved between winemaking steps. Each of the wings is a small winery with two levels-a ground level that houses stainless steel tanks and French wooden vats for fermentation and storage, and an underground level for aging... Read more
The magnificent bodega, designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross, allows for customized gentle handling of the grapes, reducing the distance wine needs to be moved between winemaking steps. Each of the wings is a small winery with two levels-a ground level that houses stainless steel tanks and French wooden vats for fermentation and storage, and an underground level for aging wine in oak casks. The two levels allow wine to flow from the tanks to the barrels by a traditional gravity transfer system. The four wines converge in a circular central chamber.which resembles an amphitheater and was inspired by ancient classical temples. Read less

Bodegas Salentein is like a Hollywood film set, writes John Downes MW. “The solemn brick monolith is set on a vast plain of vineyards in the lap of the Andes. Stainless steel glistens within the lofty circular winery, and the amphitheatre below is temperature controlled to provide the perfect scene and environment for the myriad barriques”. The Estate wines, particularly the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, should be fantastic in a few years time. From twenty-five year old vines, wonderfully healthy grapes are transported to the most modern of wineries, fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in 60% new French oak barrels. The Malbec, aged for 12 months in French oak, has an intense burgundy colour with sweet aromas of raspberry and a subtle hint of aromatic herbs.

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