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Catena Alta Malbec 2013

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Catena Alta Malbec 2013 750ML      
Sku: 22592

For 100 years the Catena family has been making wine in the premier grape growing region of Mendoza, Argentina. Their wines are exported to major markets around the world and have received universal acclaim from some of the most prominent wine critics.

The Catena family roots, like those of the Mondavi and Gallo families, lie deep in the fertile Italian wine growing province of Marche, Italy. Like other Italian immigrants to Argentina, Nicola Catena settled in Mendoza at the end of the 19th century, which at the time was just developing a reputation as a prime grape growing region. In 1902, he planted his first vineyard in the desert soil of Mendoza and began producing wine for the domestic market. His eldest son, Domingo, soon took responsibility for the family business.Thrifty, industrious and savvy marketeers, the Catenas steadily increased their vineyards and winemaking capacity to become one of Argentina's largest and most prosperous wine producing families. In 1963 grandson Nicholas took over the family business and runs it to this day. This wine is extremely limited so grab a couple of bottles while we still have it.

Tasting notes
Shows a saturated dark violet color. The nose offers freshly ground, ripe berry fruits with layers of wild flowers, mocha and tobacco. The mouthfeel is full with excellent weight and concentration with a soft and silky texture. The mid palate offers rich cassis and black currant fruit flavors interwoven with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper. It finishes with a wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity.

Rating

"A rich and opulent red with exuberant fruitof blackberry and blueberry. Full body, fine tannins. Racy." James Suckling, 94 Points


Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Malbec
Type: Still wine
 
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Case Price $479.88
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