Catena Malbec 2013 Mendoza
Brand Catena Malbec
Elegantly structured, and showing ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavors, subtle vanilla and plenty of peppery spice. Balanced by firm tannin's and crisp, refreshing acidity on the finish.
The Catena family has conducted extensive research into the soils and micro-climates of Mendoza's high altitude wine country in the foothills of the Andes mountains. At different altitudes, the family's Malbec vineyards express a unique profile of aromas and flavors: the ripe plum fruit flavors and silky texture of the Angelica vineyard (3018 ft elevation); the dark fruit character and pepper notes of the La Piramide vineyard (3117 ft elevation); the black cherry aromas and excellent structure of the Altamira in La Consulta vineyard (3593 ft elevation); the explosive floral aromatics full, concentrated mouthfeel of the Adrianna vineyard (4757 ft). The blend of these components creates a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity.
Grape: 100% Malbec