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Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2000

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The 2000 Catena Chardonnay has a golden color with green hues. Aromas are of pears, apples, and minerals. The mouth feel is soft and full, with ripe fruit flavors interwoven with nuances of vanilla, honey and toast,a nd a long, persistant finish. Drink now and over the next 3 years. Name: Catena Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Vintage: 2000 Harvest Date: March 12-19, 2000 Vineyard: Agrelo district of Mendoza Average Yield: 3-4 tons per acre Average Brix at Harvest: 23.3º Fermentation: Natural yeast, max temp. ferm. 23°C, for 47 days Alcohol: 13.5% vol Acidity/pH: 5.92/3.30 Aging: 9 months sur lie in 100% French Oak, 53% new

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Blending different varietals, different lots and even different vintages is an art as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux, the blending of the famous five - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec - is a centuries old art. Each component is thought to add a level of complexity to the wine. Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard manage... Read more
Blending different varietals, different lots and even different vintages is an art as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux, the blending of the famous five - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec - is a centuries old art. Each component is thought to add a level of complexity to the wine. Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard management team have worked tirelessly in the discovery, identification and development of key microclimates in the high altitude wine country of Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolás Catena has planted an almost countless number of varietals and clones throughout his mountain vineyard sites. This quest for quality lead Nicolás and Laura Catena to a crucial discovery regarding the influence of altitude on grape cultivation in Mendoza. Observing the important differences in soil types, average temperatures and thermal amplitudes that exist at varying altitudes, he found that vineyard sites which are just a few kilometers apart can have vast differences in altitude and possess remarkably different microclimates. Read less

The 2000 Catena Chardonnay has a golden color with green hues. Aromas are of pears, apples, and minerals. The mouth feel is soft and full, with ripe fruit flavors interwoven with nuances of vanilla, honey and toast,a nd a long, persistant finish. Drink now and over the next 3 years. Name: Catena Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Vintage: 2000 Harvest Date: March 12-19, 2000 Vineyard: Agrelo district of Mendoza Average Yield: 3-4 tons per acre Average Brix at Harvest: 23.3º Fermentation: Natural yeast, max temp. ferm. 23°C, for 47 days Alcohol: 13.5% vol Acidity/pH: 5.92/3.30 Aging: 9 months sur lie in 100% French Oak, 53% new

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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