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Catena Malbec Mendoza 2011

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Hrozny této odrůdy byly vypěstovány na vinici Lunlunta, která byla vysázena již před více než 60 lety. Catena Malbec byl vůbec první argentinský Malbec, který byl představen mezinárodní veřejnosti s velikým úspěchem a stal se měřítkem kvality argentinských vín. Catena Malbec je víno tmavě fialové barvy, má bohaté ovocné aroma, je měkké s dlouhým závěrem nasládlých tříslovin. Tento nefiltrovaný Malbec může zráním v lahvích získávat na kvalitě ...

Region: Argentina » Mendoza
Winery: Catena
Color: Red
Varietal: Malbec
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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

Member Reviews for Catena Malbec Mendoza

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Snooth User: greybeard3
91855415
0.50 5
05/19/2013

The 2010 appears to have a serious quality-control issue. I've purchased three bottles of this wine in the past month. The first was exquisite...but the last two were well on the way to becoming vinegar.


Snooth User: jmsiii
83249324
4.00 5
11/30/2012

A medium bodied Malbec with deep berry flavors mingled with pepper, cassis and medium oak. Smooth and flavorful.


Snooth User: Denis Popov
147413738
3.50 5
03/04/2014

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Catena Malbec Mendoza

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
09/27/2013

The 2010 Catena Malbec presents a dark, violet color with deep black tones. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyard sites offers intense aromas with a soft generous texture and concentrated flavors. Angelica vineyard lends ripe plum and chocolate flavors with a very soft, supple mouthfeel. La Consulta vineyard brings a core of black currant and cassis, with excellent structure and length. La Piramide vineyard offers blackberry fruit with a slight earthy tone and notes of spicy black pepper. Finally, the Adrianna vineyard lends exceptional concentration with explosive floral aromatics. Together they give birth to a complex blend of aromas and flavors - a wine with excellent concentration, balance and freshness.


External Review
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
10/04/2012

A palate of blackcurrant and cassis with notes of spicy black pepper and excellent structure and length.


External Review
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.



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Hrozny této odrůdy byly vypěstovány na vinici Lunlunta, která byla vysázena již před více než 60 lety. Catena Malbec byl vůbec první argentinský Malbec, který byl představen mezinárodní veřejnosti s velikým úspěchem a stal se měřítkem kvality argentinských vín. Catena Malbec je víno tmavě fialové barvy, má bohaté ovocné aroma, je měkké s dlouhým závěrem nasládlých tříslovin. Tento nefiltrovaný Malbec může zráním v lahvích získávat na kvalitě ...

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