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Salentein

Salentein
2018 Numina Gran Corte Red Blend, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .217%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Salentein
2018 Numina Gran Corte Red Blend, Malbec, Uco Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Argentine Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .217%
Dark ruby-garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red cassis, plum, and incense with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, complex, medium-long finish with touches of figs, dates, sun dried tomato, and spiced chocolate with moderate oak flavor. A bold, complex and mysterious red packed with exciting flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: red cassis, plum, and incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of figs, dates, sun dried tomato, and spiced chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, complex and mysterious red packed with exciting flavors.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

Other Argentine Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While Malbec from Argentina has taken the American market by storm, there are other reds produced in that country. Planted in only slightly less quantity than Malbec is a red variety called Bonarda. However, we usually use the term 'Other Argentine Red' to refer to wines made with blends of red wine grapes, mostly Bordeaux varietals. These wines are usually modeled stylistically after drier Old World claret style wines versus the juicy, fruity style of Argentine malbec that has become so popular.

Other red wines made in Argentina include Syrah, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Barbera and Cabernet Franc. As with most wine-producing regions, growers have learned which climates are most beneficial for particular varieties. Thus Pinot Noir is a specialty of the cool climate Patagonia region in the south, while Syrah produces notable results in the hotter San Juan region near the western border with Chile.