In the remote upper reaches of Argentinas 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. From this lofty outpost, 65 miles south of the bustling city of Mendoza, Argentina's winemaking capital, Bodegas Salentein (Sah-len-tyne) has forged an international reputation for its fine wines. Each year, growing numbers of curious wine lovers are drawn to this spectacular location, intent on discovering and experiencing the beauty and ethos of Bodegas Salentein for themselves. Bodegas Salentein is a wine destination like no other. Established in the late 1990s, Salentein is a privately-owned estate of almost 5,000 acres, of which 1,124 acres are planted to vine. The property includes a world-class winery and cellars, a 125-acre 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, a non-denominational chapel of ascetic loveliness, built using ancient local stonework techniques. "Salentein Gran VU Blend represents the deep commitment that Bodegas Salentein has made in the Valley de Uco. This wine is the crowning glory of years of work and research in our quest to understand the terroir that we have identified and selected to produce the best wines in Argentina. Having taken this trajectory with grapes from many different regions of Mendoza, I am convinced that we have found the vineyards and varietals to perfect this blend. Gran VU Blend is a paean to the Valley de Uco and the wines of Argentina." - Jos Galante

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Salentein, Bodegas

Gran Vu Blend

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 73% Malbec and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Salentein, Bodegas Gran Vu Blend bottle
93 Points
Wine Advocate
Description
In the remote upper reaches of Argentinas Uco Valley on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Bodegas Salentein produces a remarkable collection of wines…
Type White Wine
Alcohol 15 %
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Deep ruby red with shades of violet and aromas of plums and blackberries. Velvety tannins set the stage for an enviably round finish.

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Salentein, Bodegas

Numina

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 61% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
$ $ $ $
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle
94 Points
Argentina Special Report
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 14.5 %
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Deep ruby red with shades of violet and aromas of plums and blackberries. Velvety tannins set the stage for an enviably round finish.

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Salentein, Bodegas

Numina 2010

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 61% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Salentein, Bodegas Numina 2010 bottle
93 Points
iWineReview.com
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 14.5 %
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Notes of violets, blueberries and plums over-deliver on the nose and palate. Sweet, round tannins knit into the body of the wine and display flavors of ripe berries mingling with a touch of vanilla in this wine of sheer power and elegance. This premium Malbec has great structure and acidity and a very long finish.

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Salentein, Bodegas
ArgentinaMendoza
Salentein, Bodegas

Primum Malbec

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Malbec
$ $ $ $
Salentein, Bodegas Primum Malbec bottle
94 Points
The Tasting Panel
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 15.0 %
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Very deep red with intense aromas of black cherry, currant, grilled red pepper, and vanilla. It has excellent structure, sweet ripe tannins and a pleasant finish.

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Salentein, Bodegas
ArgentinaMendoza
Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
$ $
Salentein, Bodegas Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon bottle
89 Points
Vinous
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 14 %
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Very deep red with intense aromas of black cherry, currant, grilled red pepper, and vanilla. It has excellent structure, sweet ripe tannins and a pleasant finish.

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Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
88 Points
Wine Spectator
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 14 %
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Golden color with greenish tints. Generous and round flavors of fresh citrus, tropical fruit and subtle oak. Well-balanced with beautiful structure and refreshing acidity.

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Salentein, Bodegas
ArgentinaMendoza
Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Chardonnay

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay.
$ $
Salentein, Bodegas Reserve Chardonnay bottle
87 Points
Wine Enthusiast
Description
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…
Type White Wine
Alcohol 13.5 %
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Golden color with greenish tints. Generous and round flavors of fresh citrus, tropical fruit and subtle oak. Well-balanced with beautiful structure and refreshing acidity.

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Salentein, Bodegas
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Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Chardonnay
91 Points
iWineReview.com
Description
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…
Type White Wine
Alcohol 13.5 %
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Barrel-aged for 12 to 14 months, resulting in a wine with intense aromas of ripe plums, cherries and spice that are complemented by a hint of tobacco. Ripe red berries, balanced acidity and sweet tannins lead to a deliciously long finish.

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Salentein, Bodegas
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Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Malbec

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Malbec.
$ $
Salentein, Bodegas Reserve Malbec bottle
92 Points
Wine & Spirits
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 14.5 %
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Barrel-aged for 12 to 14 months, resulting in a wine with intense aromas of ripe plums, cherries and spice that are complemented by a hint of tobacco. Ripe red berries, balanced acidity and sweet tannins lead to a deliciously long finish.

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Salentein, Bodegas
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Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Malbec 2010

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Malbec
91 Points
iWineReview.com
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 14.5 %
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Deep ruby red with intense aromas of ripe, sweet quince and notes of tobacco and vanilla. Ample mouthfeel with great structure, ripe tannins and a long and pleasant finish

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Salentein, Bodegas
ArgentinaMendoza
Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Merlot

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Merlot
$ $
Description
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…
Type Still
Alcohol 14.5 %
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Ruby red with lush and powerful notes of dried cherries, roasted almonds, vanilla and a touch of tobacco. This well-structured wine reveals the perfect balance of its soft and sweet tannins.

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Salentein, Bodegas
ArgentinaMendoza
Salentein, Bodegas

Reserve Pinot Noir 2009

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir
$ $
Salentein, Bodegas Reserve Pinot Noir 2009 bottle
Description
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…
Type Red Wine
Alcohol 14.5 %
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