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Bodegas Salentein

Argentina

  • Ruta 89 s/n
  • Tunuyan
  • 5563
About the winery

The goal of Salentein is to make high quality Argentine wines, while respecting and supporting the people, nature and community from which the wines are created. The company’s lasting commitment to the people of Argentina combines investments, employment opportunities, and training with lessons of hope. Salentein faces national challenges with vitality and a long-term global perspective. The magnificent winery, 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. The facility has a capacity of 1.6 million litters in stainless steel tanks plus twelve French wooden vats for fermentation and storage, with a capacity of 7,600 liters each. The underground cellars are naturally maintained at a constant 12°C (53.5°F) and 80% humidity. Wine is aged in small (225-liter) French oak casks. The cellar capacity is 5,000 barrels. Beyond the functionality, the shape and materials of the bodega also honor the religious roots of the valley.Salentein’s tasting room features a ceiling that has been hand-painted using colors ground from natural stone by women of the local village. The Salentein estate consists of 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres), 800 hectares (1,976 acres) of which are planted to grapes in three estate “fincas”. The fincas, where grapes are grown at a range of altitudes among the highest in the world, are irrigated with pure mountain run-off, which creates lower pH in the grape, resulting in higher acidity, more color in the wine, and greater ageability. The region´s thermal amplitude ranges as much as 16°C (29°F) from daytime highs to nighttime lows. The fincas include many diverse elevations and soils, creating varying conditions for the ripening of different varieties. The ages of plantings range from two to 32 years old. Varieties are approximately 80% red and 20% white. El Oasis.At 1,050-1,200 meters (3,445-3,937 feet), this finca is the lowest of the three vineyards, and has the longest growing season. Its name means "the path between the mountains." La Pampa. The middle finca lies at 1,200-1,300 meters (3,937-4,265 feet). The key natural feature here is the alluvial soil, which reaches depths of 30 to 41 centimeters (12 to 16 inches). The soil contains many stones, causing roots to grow deep in search of water. This vineyard, like El Oasis, is tended entirely by hand. San Pablo. The highest finca sits at 1,700 meters (5,577 feet). Plantings are predominantly short-cycle varietals, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. This vineyard is tended half by hand and half by mechanical methods. The lines of wines: Portillo - Young varietals Killka - fruity character, good structure and varietal expression Salentein Reserve - slection of grapes from our different elevation plots with 12 months of barrel ageing Salentein Numina - Memorable blend that expresses the spirit of the vineyards where Bodegas Salentein first settled in Valle de Uco, made with Malbec , Cabernet Sauvgnon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit verdot from selected vines. Salentein Single Vineyard - 100% varietal wines, which come from a single plot Salentein farms in the highest area of the Valley Uco. Primus - Bodegas Salentein icon wine, made with the finest grapes from our own vineyards in Valle de Uco, perfectly adapted to our blessed terroir, and which come from selected plots at different heights. Salentein Primus (Salentein Primum in the US) is released only in vintages when wines of exceptionally superior quality are produced.

Wine styles produced:
Still
Varieties produced:
Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Production Statistics


1 Wines
1 Vintages
1 Varieties

Wines from Bodegas Salentein