The Salentein estate is as rich in history as in vineyard character. Land now planted to grapes once bore witness to great deeds and heroism. This goodwill was the work of the indigenous people, Jesuit missionaries who came to the region, and important historical figures, such as General San Martin. Finca San Pablo, one of the Salentein vineyards, has historical roots that reach back to the 17th century. In the past, the property was part of an estancia called De Arriba, which belonged to the Society of Jesus. In the heart of the finca, some 1,500 meters above sea level, lei the ruins of Casa Grande, an old farmhouse. Surrounded by a mature grove, the old house was built by the Jesuits, who had already begun developing viticulture practices at that time. José Galante was one of Argentina's Malbec pioneers. He worked at the renowned Catena Zapata for 34 years before leaving for Bodegas Salentein.
Salentein Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2016
Its colour is light yellow with bright greenish hues. In the nose, it displays notes of white flowers, tropical fruits and minerals. In the mouth, it is mild, wide and fresh with a lingering finish as well as fruit and citric notes. It is an elegant and unctuous wine since it has been aged on the lees.
Salentein Barrel Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Intense ruby red colour. In the nose, it displays good expression and varietal typicity as well as mentholated and spiced notes such as blackcurrant and black pepper. In the mouth, it is fine and elegant with a long and lingering finish.
Salentein Portilo Chardonnay 2016
The colour is a bright greenish yellow. The nose is fruity with notes of minerals. In the mouth it is fresh, easy to drink, and it carries all the characteristics of this variety.
Salentein Portilo Malbec 2019
It has a purplish red color. To the nose it is fruity with a predominance of red fruits, especially plums and blackberries. To the mouth it is fresh due to its natural acidity, fruity, with round tannins and with a long and sweet finish.
Salentein Portilo Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Ruby-red wine, bright and intense. Clean, straight-forward aroma with notes of black fruits and pyrazines. In the mouth it is soft and with a varietal character, round and easy to drink.