2016 Salentien Primus Malbec Uco Valley Argentina

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Intense, complex aroma of red and black berries, spices, such as clove and black pepper; the palate is full-bodied yet remarkably well-balanced with plenty of freshness to carry the fruit. The grapes are grown 1,150 metres above sea level on low-yielding vines in the Finca El Oasis vineyard. Fermented in French oak vats, then aged for 19 months in French oak; no fining was carried out.

Bodegas Salentein is the heart and soul of the Uco Valley. Aromas of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, combined with floral hints and delicate notes of vanilla and spices granted by its oak ageing. In the mouth, it is intense, wide, concentrated and elegant. Its tannins are silky, with good texture. In the medium mouth, it displays a long and unctuous finish. Outstanding freshness and minerality. No fining or stabilization, bottled without filtering, so it may have some sediment as evidence of its little dispossession and natural winemaking.