Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2011

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Over the years, Argentine producers have added chardonnay to their fine portfolios of malbec. They are more in the Ne...

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This chardonnay not as creamy and rich as prior editions from Catena, but it offers a pleasant pear bouquet and a straightforward, lively flavor th... Read more

A fresh white, displaying crunchy apple, melon and Bosc pear notes backed by light spice, juicy acidity and a solid, flinty finish. Drink now. Read more

Pale bright yellow. Sexy aromas and flavors of peach, apricot, brown spices and orange blossom, with complementary oak. Juicy and fresh, offering a... Read more

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Snooth User: Argovino
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4.00 5
04/29/2013

This chardonnay not as creamy and rich as prior editions from Catena, but it offers a pleasant pear bouquet and a straightforward, lively flavor that gets sweeter and juicier with a little time. It may disappoint a little right out of the bottle, but it’s worth hanging in there. (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=884)


External Reviews for Catena Chardonnay Mendoza

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

A fresh white, displaying crunchy apple, melon and Bosc pear notes backed by light spice, juicy acidity and a solid, flinty finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Pale bright yellow. Sexy aromas and flavors of peach, apricot, brown spices and orange blossom, with complementary oak. Juicy and fresh, offering a captivating combination of ripe fruit and fresh acidity. Finishes nuanced, lively and persistent.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/29/2014

A dark and jammy red, with enough acidity to propel the roasted plum and wild berry compote notes. Layers of smoke, toasted spice and espresso emerge on the rich finish. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/29/2014

The 2011 Catena Malbec is produced with fruit grown in Lunlunta, Agrelo and Gualtallary fermented together with a little bit of Viognier from high altitude, which according to winemaker Alejandro Vigil had an amazing eight grams of acidity which contributed a lot of freshness to the blend. 30% of bunches fermented without destemming and as is common in the top Catena wines, these grapes from four different regions were harvested at three different points in time in search of diversity. This is very dark cherry-colored and has strong aromas of ripe plums, peach and apricot with some notes of orange rind. Medium-bodied with velvety, silky tannins, it is a good representation of Malbec in Mendoza. It is approachable now, but it should be even better in one year. Drink 2015–2018.


Winemaker's Notes:

Over the years, Argentine producers have added chardonnay to their fine portfolios of malbec. They are more in the New World style as opposed to Burgundian.A superb blend of Chardonnay from 3 separate high altitude vineyards. The wine shows a light golden color with greenish hues. The nose offers white stone and citrus fruit aromas interwoven with hints of vanilla and slate. The mouthfeel is full and clean with pear flavors and a touch of sweet spice. The finish is fresh yet persistent.

Over the years, Argentine producers have added chardonnay to their fine portfolios of malbec. They are more in the New World style as opposed to Burgundian.A superb blend of Chardonnay from 3 separate high altitude vineyards. The wine shows a light golden color with greenish hues. The nose offers white stone and citrus fruit aromas interwoven with hints of vanilla and slate. The mouthfeel is full and clean with pear flavors and a touch of sweet spice. The finish is fresh yet persistent.

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