Ruby red with tints of violet
Rich in fruit, reminiscent of black cherries, dark fruit and flowers.
A rich composition of blackberries, plums, and violets. Balanced structure with soft tannins, ripe black fruit and a velvety finish.
Valle de Uco – Tunuyán – Mendoza, Argentina
Salentein’s high-elevation vineyards are located between 3,445 and 3,773 feet above sea level. The stony, alluvial soils enjoy excellent drainage. The weather conditions are also ideal, with few extreme variations in temperature. Vines (double-trellis) have adequate exposure to the sunlight, resulting in perfect ripening of sugars and polyphenols, while efficent drip irrigation produces optimum foliage development. Yields are kept low with canopy management.
Grapes are hand-harvested from select plots. 15 days of cold maceration is followed by 7 - 10 days of fermentation in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts and then 5 days of post-fermentation maceration. The lots are blended and 20% is aged in French oak for 4 - 5 months. The finished wine is bottled 6 months prior to release.
An ideal match for roasted and grilled meats, charcuterie, duck and pâtés