Original
124 Ratings
Bodegas Salentein Valle de Uco Malbec Reserva

Wine Details

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) 100% hand-harvested grapes. Selection of clusters was followed by a gentle de-stemming to preserve the berries. From the selection table, the berries went directly to a 450 kg hopper, where they were received with dry ice to avoid oxidation, and then to stainless steel tanks, without using pumps. Cold maceration took place from 3-5 days, at 50 F, with the berries nearly whole, so as to obtain a delicate extraction of aroma and color. Subsequently, select yeasts were inoculated and fermentation started. Fermentation was controlled at between 75 F and 79 F for 10 days. Daily pumping over and manual handling of the cap were gently performed until the end of fermentation. Subsequently, maceration continued for an additional 20 days. After this period, the wine left the vats and was immediately racked to first-, second- and third-use French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was barrel-aged for 12 to 14 months, and bottled six months prior to release.

(2010 Vintage) 100% hand-harvested grapes. Selection of clusters was followed by a gentle de-stemming to preserve the berries. From the selection table, the berries went directly to a 450 kg hopper, where they were received with dry ice to avoid oxidation, and then to stainless steel tanks, without using pumps. Cold maceration took place from 3-5 days, at 50 F, with the berries nearly whole, so as to obtain a delicate extraction of aroma and color. Subsequently, select yeasts were inoculated and fermentation started. Fermentation was controlled at between 75 F and 79 F for 10 days. Daily pumping over and manual handling of the cap were gently performed until the end of fermentation. Subsequently, maceration continued for an additional 20 days. After this period, the wine left the vats and was immediately racked to first-, second- and third-use French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was barrel-aged for 12 to 14 months, and bottled six months prior to release.

Expert Reviews
  • Planet Grape
    (2014 Vintage) Full, layered, complex, grippy and fresh with notes of cherry, blueberry, cassis, fig, sundried tomato, prosciutto, bay leaf, tobacco and cedar. Exceptional Value.