Country: Argentina Region: San Rafael
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catena's are recognized for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture and in leading Argentina's Malbec revolution. In the 1950´s, Don Domingo Catena began sourcing Malbec from the historic vineyards of Vista Flores. Domingo prized the region's Malbec for its dark colored and structured tannins.
This wine goes through cold maceration for 5 days at 50ºF (10ºC). The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 10 days. 12 months in barrel (35% new). Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage. French oak.
Ageing Potential: 10 Years
Ripe, concentrated dark red fruit aromas with delicate floral notes of lavender, violet and mocha, with a rich, full mouthfeel and hints of leather and spices.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Lamb / Chicken / Venison