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Salentein Merlot Reserve 2010

Salentein Merlot Reserve 750ml 2010    
Sku: 1862431*

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 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.

Technical notes
Grape Varieties - 100% Merlot 100% of the grapes are hand-harvested and selected before undergoing a gentle de-stemming. From the selection table, the berries go directly to a 450 kg hopper, where they are received with dry ice to avoid oxidation, and then are transferred to stainless steel tanks, without the use of pumps. Alcoholic fermentation takes place for 10 days at a temperature of 79F-82F. Maceration continues for 15 days. The wine is then transferred to first, second and third-use French and American oak barrels (85% and 15%), where it ages for 12 months before bottling. It refines in bottle for six months prior to release.

Food pairing
An ideal match for cheeses, poultry dishes, grilled red meats, salmon and chocolate desserts

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Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Appellation: Uco Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
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