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2015 CATENA Alta Malbec

CATENA Alta Malbec 2015

55.99* CAD

$55.99* * Suggested retail price

  • 95 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 521849
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Cross dock
  • Status
  • Status
  • Allocated
  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Dénomination origine (DOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Mendoza
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Malbec 100 %
  • Alcohol Level
  • Alcohol Level
  • 13.5%
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • Aging vessel type
  • Aging vessel type
  • French oak
  • Length of aging
  • Length of aging
  • 18 months
  • Total acidity
  • Total acidity
  • 5.95 g/l
  • PH
  • PH
  • 3.52
  • 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...

    See the CATENA detail page for more information on this brand

  • 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 from each vineyard are treated individually; fermentation and maceration last for 10 – 35 days; 30% cold maceration. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel; wine undergoes active battonage to protect it and drastically reduce the amount of SO2 needed. Aged for 18 months in French oak.

Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    April 2018

    Wonderfully fresh violets on the nose with just a hint of clove. Rich, powerful, creamy and fresh, with a long, polished finish. A serious Argentinian Malbec with great balance.

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  • - 93 Points -

    May 2018

    Showcasing the blending skills of Alejandro Vigil, this partially whole bunch-fermented, Uco Valley-meets-the-primera-zona Malbec comes from Agrelo, La Consulta, Gualtallary and Lunlunta. Effortlessly aromatic, with fine tannins, chalky acidity and a twist of the pepper grinder.

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  • - 93 Points -

    June 2018

    As with the other varietals of the range, I also had two vintages of this to compare, starting with the older 2015 Catena Alta Malbec. It is a mixture of grapes from multiple vineyards: Angelica, La Pirámide, Nicasia, Adrianna and Angélica Sur. It fermented in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and had an élevage of some 18 months in French oak. You can notice the slightly riper year...it's a noteworthy expression of Malbec with great freshness...

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  • - 91 Points -

    November 2018

    Catena Alta is a mix of historic rows within the Catena family estate vineyards, scattered from Lujan de Cuyo to the southern Uco Valley. Dense black plum, blackberry with licorice/mineral undertones and perfectly plump tannins. A stylish, highly polished red wine with the perfect freshness and length for asado (barbecue) beef. As enticing as it can be now, this will age effortlessly for 7 to 10 years.

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