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Salentein Malbec Primum 2010

Salentein Malbec Primum 750ml 2010      
Sku: 1877326*

Vineyards from Finca El Portillo, grown on alluvial-stony soils of excellent permeability and low organic matter content. Adequate canopy management permits good exposure of the grape clusters to sunlight, thus reaching the right maturity, embodied not only in the sugars, but also in the color.

 Wine Advocate 90 points (Apr 2014)
The 2010 Primum Malbec is pure Malbec from Tunuyan (cropped at very low yields) which feels like a modern, clean, ripe and tasty Malbec, with fine-grained tannins, some freshness, and good length. It is a little too extracted and oaky. Drink 2014-2019.

Wine maker notes
100% hand-harvested grapes. Upon arrival in the winery, a cluster selection and soft de-stemming were performed. From the selection table, the grapes were directly sent to a hopper, where they were received with dry ice to avoid oxidation and to lower their temperature. From there, they were placed in French oak vats, without using pumps, where cold maceration was performed at 50 F to 54 F for three days, with the berries virtually intact. After cold maceration, select yeasts were added and fermentation started in a controlled manner for 10 days. The must was pumped over and the cap was manually punched down until the end of fermentation. Maceration continued for 20 more days, after which the wine left the vats and was immediately racked to new French oak barrels, where malo-lactic fermentation took place. After barrel aging for 14 months, wine from different barrels was blended and then stored again in the barrels for an additional five months. The wine was racked and subsequently bottled without filtering. Finally, it was bottle-aged for another 12 months.

Technical notes
15% abv

Food pairing
Enjoy with grilled meats, roasts and robust pasta dishes.

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