Catena Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

WINE DESCRIPTION

Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catenas are recognized for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture in Argentina. This wine is sourced from the family's historic vineyards in the Agrelo Appellation, a region well-regarded for Cabernet Sauvignon in Mendoza. The appellation´s deep clay soils and moderate climate produce wines that are revered for their robust tannins and smooth, lengthy finish.

VINIFICATION

This wine goes through cold maceration for 3 days at 50ºF (10ºC). The juice is then fermented for 20 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 10 days. 12 months in barrel (35% new). Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage. 85% French, 15% American oak.

VINEYARDS

Agrelo Vineyard (950m/3116ft). Alluvial origin. Clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom (30% Sand - 30% Clay - 40% Silt)

Catena Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.5 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.6