In 2008 Myndert Pon, the founder of Bodegas Salentein, visited the Pedernal Valley in San Juan and was inspired by the tremendous beauty, untamed nature and diverse terroir. This inspiration, and his vision to showcase the superlative fruit grown in the Pedernal Valley, led to the creation of Pyros Wines, the first world-class wines collection reflecting the unique terroir of the Pedernal Valley.
All the grapes for these wines come from the exclusive Pedernal Valley, a deep and isolated canyon located in the amazing foothills of the Andes Mountains in the province of San Juan. This wine is produced from vineyards located at the highest point at Valle de Pedernal, at 1,400 metres above sea level.
The soil of the Pedernal valley is made up mostly of the silica stone known as flint. Striking these stones against each other creates a shower of sparks that, according to the local legends, was used by the old people of the region to light their fires - and that's what gave Pyros its name.
'Deep ruby colour with purple tinches. On the nose blueberry, blackberry and oak spice mingle with violets. The palate is dry, full in body, and has medium, polished tannis. a very well balanced, juicy Malbec with integrated oak.' Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot