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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. Wine maker notes The grapes were hand-harvested in the early morning and placed in 18 kg-plastic bins. Upon arrival in the winery, a cluster selection and soft de-stemming were performed, without breaking the berries. From there, they were placed in the tank, without using pumps, where cold maceration was performed at 8 C to 10 C for 5 days, with the berries virtually intact. After cold maceration, select yeasts were added and fermentation started in a controlled manner for 10 days. The must was pumped over and the cap was manually punched down very softly until the end of fermentation. Subsequently, maceration continued for 20 more days. After this stage, the wine was immediately racked to new and second-use French oak barrels, where malo-lactic fermentation took place.
Technical notes Alcohol level: 14. 5% Grape composition: 68% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc
Food pairing An ideal match for hard cheeses, hearty stews, pasta dishes, casseroles and grilled red meats.
Producer Bodegas Salentein Is A Wine Destination Like No Other. Established In The Late 1990s Salentein Is A Privately owned Estate Of Almost 5000 Acres Of Which 1124 Acres Are Planted To Vine. The Property Includes A Worldclass Winery And Cellars A 125acre 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 Built Using Ancient Local Stonework Techniques. Reserve
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