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Tastersguildny Salentein Award Winning Argentine Wines Inc Salentein Numina 93, Salentein Primum, 92 $65




Tastersguildny Salentein Award Winning Argentine Wines Inc Salentein Numina 93, Salentein Primum, 92 $65

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Speaker: Dennis Koelewijn, Export Manager Palm Bay

We tasted 11 of the finest wines from Argentina. Prices are full markup retail price. We asked for one vote for favorite for Flight I, Flight II, Flight III and IV. Portillo Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was the favorite for Flight I. Salentein Malbec 2012 was the favorite for Flight II. Callia Shiraz 2012 was the favorite for Flight III and Salentein Numia 2012 was the favorite of Flight IV. All liked Callia Bella 2013. The cheese was provided by Cabot Cheese of Vermont.

 
Flight I Votes Full Retail Price $
Portillo Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Uco Valley, Mendoza
100% Sauvignon Blanc. All stainless steel fermentation. Light lemon color, aromas of grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Clear, crisp and refreshing. The Favorite of this Flight.
10 $10.99
Salentein Chardonnay 2012 Uco Valley, Mendoza
100% Chardonnay. Fermentation in French oak barrels and the wine is aged on the lees. Lovely aromas of fresh citrus fruits, pineapple and toasty oak. Well balanced and good acidity.
7 $18.99
Killka Torrontes 2011
100% Torrontes. Uco Valley All stainless steel fermentation. Very delicate floral aromas of rose petal, lychee and orange peel. Refreshing and crisp with soft tropical fruit undertones. Very different, very good.

8 $14.99
Flight II Votes Full Retail Price $
Portillo Malbec 2013
100% Malbec, Stainless steel fermentation and aging. Rich aromas of plums and blackberries. Sweet round tannins. A long finish with notes of cinnamon and cloves.
2 $10.99
Killka Malbec 2013
100% Malbec Stainless steel fermentation, 20% aged in French oak for 4-6 months. Rich in black cherry. Balanced, with soft tannins and a velvety finish.
6 $14.99
Salentein Malbec 2012
100% Malbec Stainless steel fermentation, Malolactic fermentation plus 12 months of ageing in French oak barrels. Aromas of ripe plums, cherries and blackberries with hints of tobacco. A balanced and complex wine with flavors of black cherries, cinnamon and a very long finish with leather, tobacco and vanilla. The Favorite of this Flight.

18 $20.99
Flight III Votes Full Retail Price $
Callia Shiraz 2012
100% Shiraz Tulum Valley San Juan. Stainless steel fermentation and 30% aged in French and American oak for 3 months. Bold aromas of dried figs, strawberry and tobacco. Velvety. The Favorite of this Flight.
9 $35.00
Salentein Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley Mendoza. Stainless steel fermentation, malolactic fermentation plus 12 months of ageing in 90% French oak and 10% American oak barrels. Scents of cassis, black currant and vanilla. A very mild wine.

2 $19.99
Flight IV Votes Full Retail Price $
Salentein Primum 2011
100% Malbec Uco Valley, Fermentation and malolactic fermentation in French oak vats followed by ageing in French oak for 19 months and 12 months in bottle before release. .Deep purple color. Rich aromas of ripe plum with blackberries, vanilla and tobacco. Flavors of ripe red fruits. Elegant.
10 $55.00
Salentein Numia 2012 Uco Valley
61% Malbec. 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Each varietal is fermented and aged separately in oak barrels. The varietals are blended together after 6 months and the final wine ages for an additional 16 months before release. Deep purple color. Very well balanced. Elegant flavors of raspberries, blueberries, sweet spices and a long lingering finish of vanilla. Delicious. The Favorite of the Flight.

15 $40.00
Flight V Votes Full Retail Price $
Callia Bella 2013 Tulum Valley San Juan
60% Syrah, 40% Malbec. Stainless steel fermentation and ageing. Exotic aromas of blackberry, violet, plum and ripe fig. Balanced with flavors of raspberry, ripe cherry and chocolate. Well-structured with a touch of sweetness and smooth silky finish. Serve chilled. Liked by all.





9 $9.00
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