Salentein Reserve Malbec 2002

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 74528
  • red wine
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

Both the aroma and flavor of plums and red fruits at the peak of ripeness are in the forefront wine tasting this wine, but there are also suggestions of chocolate and vanilla coming from aging in French oak barrels. The soft tannins, characteristic of this variety, offer a wide mouth-feel and a lingering finish. The excellent concentration obtained, in terms of color, aromas and mouth-feel is the distinctive character of this great vintage.

Learn About Salentein

These Estate wines come from the vineyards at La Pampa Estate, El Portillo Estate and San Pablo Estate, in the Upper Valley of the Uco, part of the Tupungato district, 120km south of Mendoza, nestling beneath the Andes. The vineyards are planted at between 1050 and 1500 metres above sea level in ideal micro climates, which produce perfect ripening conditions for the grapes.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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