Malbec 2018

CATENA

Malbec
2018

$21.90

* Suggested retail price
Product code
478727
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Store Only
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Malbec 100 %
Alcohol percentage
13.5%
Color
Red
Sugar content
3,5 g/l
Aging vessel type
12-14 months in barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage - First, second and third use barrels used.
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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

The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although we have found that most of the Catena wines are consumed shortly after release, we are pleased to see that they age beautifully for ten to twenty years. Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza's high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.

Winemaking notes

This wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 22 days. Wild Yeasts. Elevage: 12-14 months in barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage - First, second and third use barrels used.

Tasting notes

This dry and purplish red coloured red showcases a complex nose releasing woody, spicy, floral and fruity scents. You will be charmed with this medium-bodied wine revealing a broad texture, fleshy tannins and a medium finish.