Bodegas Salentein is a winery located in the Uco Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. It was founded in 1992 by Dutch businessman Mijndert Pon, who was drawn to the region's potential for producing high-quality wines. Salentein is known for its focus on sustainability, with a dedication to protecting the environment and supporting the local community.
The winery has several vineyards, including the La Pampa Estate, which covers over 5,000 hectares and is located at an altitude of 1,700 meters above sea level. The vineyards are planted with a range of grape varieties, including Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Salentein produces a variety of wines, including its signature Malbec, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. The winery also produces sparkling wine.
Salentein's winemaking philosophy is centered around producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Uco Valley. The winery uses a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques to achieve this goal, including hand-harvesting, selective grape sorting, and oak barrel aging.
In addition to its focus on winemaking, Salentein is also known for its commitment to sustainability. The winery uses renewable energy sources, implements water conservation practices, and has programs in place to support local communities.