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2016 CATENA Malbec

CATENA Malbec 2016

23.99* CAD

$23.99* * Suggested retail price

  • 328 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 478727
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • General SpecialtyRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • AvailableRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Geographical Indication (GI)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Mendoza
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Malbec 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • 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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  • Tasting notes

    This rich Malbec is packed with flavours of dark fruits and subtle hints of spice. A wine with bright and balanced acidity, silky tannins, and a savoury and lengthy finish.

  • Viticultural notes

    A Blend of Three Vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times: Lunlunta 3,018 ft (920m) elevation: alluvial origin. Loamy clay in the topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. El Cepillo, Eugenio Bustos 3,593 ft (1,090 m) elevation: alluvial origin. Loam-sandy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks on the bottom. Gualtallary 4,757 ft (1,450 m) elevation: alluvial origin. Gravel and limestone soil. Rounded rocks in the bottom.

  • 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.

Press reviews

  • - 92 Points -

    June 2018

    The fresh, floral and expressive 2016 Catena Malbec blends grapes from different parts of Mendoza: Lunlunta, Agrelo, Altamira El Cepillo and Gualtallary. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French and American oak barrels for an average of 12 months. It's straight and a little austere but has deep flavors. Superb quality for the price and volume.

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  • - 91 Points -

    April 2018

    This is a firm and silky red with blueberry and blackberry character. Some stone, too. Medium body, fresh acidity and a juicy finish. 

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