Catena Appellation Vista Flores Malbec 2016

WINE DESCRIPTION

Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catenas are recognized for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture and in leading Argentina's Malbec revolution. In the 1950´s, Don Domingo Catena began sourcing Malbec from the historic vineyards of Vista Flores. Domingo prized the region's Malbec for its dark colored and structured tannins.

VINIFICATION

This wine goes through cold maceration for 5 days at 50ºF (10ºC). The juice is then fermented for 16 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

Vista Flores Vineyard (1100m/3608ft). Alluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom (80& Sand - 10% Clay - 10% Silt).

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Varietal: 100% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.9 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.62