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Gran Vu Blend

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Gran Vu 2011 - 92 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Stout aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis come with mocha and dry spice notes on the nose of this Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon blend. A firm mouthfeel with grinding tannins is a good set up to oaky, ripe berry flavors accented by wood grain, cocoa and cinnamon notes. Plenty of oak graces a long, ripe, solid finish.

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External Reviews for Gran Vu Blend

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
03/26/2015

Gran Vu 2011 - 92 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Stout aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis come with mocha and dry spice notes on the nose of this Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon blend. A firm mouthfeel with grinding tannins is a good set up to oaky, ripe berry flavors accented by wood grain, cocoa and cinnamon notes. Plenty of oak graces a long, ripe, solid finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
02/06/2015

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 (Sah-len-tyne) 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. “Salentein Gran VU Blend represents the deep commitment that Bodegas Salentein has made in the Valley de Uco. This wine is the crowning glory of years of work and research in our quest to understand the terroir that we have identified and selected to produce the best wines in Argentina. Having taken this trajectory with grapes from many different regions of Mendoza, I am convinced that we have found the vineyards and varietals to perfect this blend. Gran VU Blend is a paean to the Valley de Uco and the wines of Argentina.” - José Galante Production Area Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Grape Varieties 73% Malbec and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification rapes for the Gran VU Blend 2011 were hand-harvested early in the morning and immediately sent to the winery, where the clusters were hand-selected. The Malbec was destemmed and sent directly into 225 litters French oak barrels, where it underwent cold maceration. Fermentation followed, using active dry yeast at a temperature of about 28°C. During fermentation, pigeage took place with the addition of oxygen controlled by “cliqueur” (diffuser). The Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented in 7,000L oak casks. The juice underwent cold maceration, followed by fermentation using active dry yeast at a temperature around 28°C. During fermentation, pumpovers and pigeage were performed. Following fermentation the wine was racked off the lees into oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place. After 6 months the wines were blended and returned to barrel for a total aging time of 24 months. Color Intense, deep red. Bouquet Rich and complex aromas reminiscent of black fruit, licorice and menthol. Taste In the mouth the wine is elegant and well-structured with ripe and velvety tannins. It offers rich black fruit, spices, and a subtle graphite note with great volume and a long, lingering finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/02/2016

Gran Vu Blend 2012 - 91 Points, Vinous/ Bright ruby-red. Very ripe but restrained aromas of blackberry, black plum, mocha and licorice. Highly concentrated and fine-grained, with a liqueur-like ripeness well supported by a mineral component, harmonious acidity and serious tannic spine. Deeper and longer than the 2012 Pr1mum Malbec, with the Cabernet element contributing finesse of texture, tannic firmness and energy.




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