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Single Vineyard Malbec

External Review by Palm Bay International:

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. Production Area Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Grape Varieties 100% Malbec. Vinification Grapes were hand-harvested and carried to the winery in 400-kg plastic bins. Cluster selection and de-stemming was performed. Most wine fermented in 7,000-litre oak casks and the remaining 5% in 225-litre first use French oak barrels. Pre-fermentative cold maceration was carried out at 10/12 degrees Celsius. Fermentation was performed with active dry yeast at 26/28°C, including over-pumping, rack and return, and pissage in the case of cask fermentation and only pissage in the barrel fermentation. Once post fermentative maceration was over, wine was devatted and immediately racked to oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place. Color Bright and intense red color with purple hues. Bouquet It has a fresh and complex aroma with fresh fruit notes such as blueberries and redcurrants, as well as some _oral, spiced and balsamic notes. Taste On the palate, it is ample and concentrated with silky tannins, noticeable natural acidity and a fresh and lingering finish. Alcohol 15%

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External Reviews for Single Vineyard Malbec

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
03/25/2015

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. Production Area Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Grape Varieties 100% Malbec. Vinification Grapes were hand-harvested and carried to the winery in 400-kg plastic bins. Cluster selection and de-stemming was performed. Most wine fermented in 7,000-litre oak casks and the remaining 5% in 225-litre first use French oak barrels. Pre-fermentative cold maceration was carried out at 10/12 degrees Celsius. Fermentation was performed with active dry yeast at 26/28°C, including over-pumping, rack and return, and pissage in the case of cask fermentation and only pissage in the barrel fermentation. Once post fermentative maceration was over, wine was devatted and immediately racked to oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place. Color Bright and intense red color with purple hues. Bouquet It has a fresh and complex aroma with fresh fruit notes such as blueberries and redcurrants, as well as some _oral, spiced and balsamic notes. Taste On the palate, it is ample and concentrated with silky tannins, noticeable natural acidity and a fresh and lingering finish. Alcohol 15%


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/05/2015

Single Vineyard Malbec 2011 - 91+ points, Vinous/ Bright medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, licorice and dark chocolate. Plush, rich and sweet, displaying excellent depth and extract to its blackberry and licorice flavors. This youthfully imploded wine has a tightly coiled spring. Finishes with well-buffered tannins, excellent energy and slowly building length.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
01/20/2016

Single Vineyard Malbec 2012 - 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Ripe, jammy aromas of smashed blueberry are elevated by hints of herbs and cola. A layered and lively mouthfeel is a big plus on this plot-selection Malbec, while blackberry, herb and smoked-meat flavors finish firm fresh and with depth. Drink through 2022.




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