Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

CATENA

Alta Cabernet Sauvignon
2016

$48.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
521831
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Store Only
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon 94 %
Cabernet Franc 6 %
Alcohol percentage
13,9%
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Aging vessel type
French oak
Length of aging
18 months
Total acidity
5,87 g/l
PH
3,55
Winery's website

About this winery

At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Notes about product

Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The family cherishes its historic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Agrelo and Tupungato, particularly for their ageability and classic flavors. Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard, Lot 2 of the Domingo vineyard and Lot 2 of the Nicasia Vineyard.

Winemaking notes

Vineyard lots are harvested at different times to ensure optimal natural acidity and moderate alcohol levels. Whole berries are hand loaded into small format fermentation bins and 225-500 L barrels; lots are treated individually; fermentation and maceration last for 28-30 days. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Tasting notes

The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. The Catena Alta wines can usually be drunk starting at three years after harvest and into the following one to two decades.