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Bodegas Salentein Finca La Pampa Single Vineyard Malbec 2017

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Vinous
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Robert Parker
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Tim Atkin MW
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BSMA201714 UCAU
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ASTING NOTES Single Vineyard La Pampa 1997 is distinguished by the complexity of its mingled black fruit and floral aromas. Good structure in the mouth with finely textured tannins, refreshing acidity, and notes of black fruit, black pepper and spices. The finish is elegant and lingering. VINEYARD NOTES The grapes were sourced from our La Pampa 1997 Estate, situated at 1,300 masl in the San Pablo GI, Uco Valley. Planted in 1997, this vineyard was one of the first in Mendoza at such an elevation. The ungrafted massal selection vines have been trellis-trained with vertical shoots and irrigated with pure Andes cordillera meltwater. The sandy soil has a depth of 25 cm with a prevalence of limestone-encrusted stones. The vineyard is sustainably managed and the climate is cool with wide thermal amplitude. The grapes were harvested on 6 and 7 April. VINTAGE REPORT The ‘16 -’17 growing season was warmer than the expected averages, with both high and low temperatures above those recorded in the past, which resulted in a shorter maturation period of the white varieties and a more progressive maturation of the red grapes. An October frost resulted in a significantly lower yield. Precipitation was in line with prior years but was greater than normal in April, though th(more...)
ASTING NOTES Single Vineyard La Pampa 1997 is distinguished by the complexity of its mingled black fruit and floral aromas. Good structure in the mouth with finely textured tannins, refreshing acidity, and notes of black fruit, black pepper and spices. The finish is elegant and lingering. VINEYARD NOTES The grapes were sourced from our La Pampa 1997 Estate, situated at 1,300 masl in the San Pablo GI, Uco Valley. Planted in 1997, this vineyard was one of the first in Mendoza at such an elevation. The ungrafted massal selection vines have been trellis-trained with vertical shoots and irrigated with pure Andes cordillera meltwater. The sandy soil has a depth of 25 cm with a prevalence of limestone-encrusted stones. The vineyard is sustainably managed and the climate is cool with wide thermal amplitude. The grapes were harvested on 6 and 7 April. VINTAGE REPORT The ‘16 -’17 growing season was warmer than the expected averages, with both high and low temperatures above those recorded in the past, which resulted in a shorter maturation period of the white varieties and a more progressive maturation of the red grapes. An October frost resulted in a significantly lower yield. Precipitation was in line with prior years but was greater than normal in April, though th(more...)

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Vinous

An exceptional Malbec from the Uco Valley, using grapes from a vineyard planted in 1997 at an altitude of 1,300 meters, and aged in used barrels for 16 months. The year and execution by oenologist José Galante’s team raise the bar. Dense purple in the glass. The intense but remarkably precise and delicate nose presents aromas of red currant and plum plus notes of jam, sandalwood, cigar box and hints of violet and herb. Juicy and firm on the palate, with a fresh expression and fine tannins that are well balanced by the alcohol (13.5%), both of which stretch out the bold finish. -- Joaquín Hidalgo

91 / 100

Robert Parker

The 2017 Single Vineyard Malbec La Pampa was sourced from the estate vineyard in Los Árboles at 1,300 meters in altitude, planted with an ungrafted massal selection at 2,500 plants per hectare in 1997 on alluvial soils from the Las Tunas River in San Pablo. The wine is only 13.5% alcohol despite showing quite ripe on the nose, something that is consistent with the warmer year. It has a wild character and is stony and a tad riper than the Los Jabalíes, also from San Pablo but a little higher in altitude. It's powerful and has abundant tannins. 11,394 bottles were filled in July 2019. - Luis Gutiérrez