Catena Mendoza Argentina Alta Chardonnay 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

At almost 5,000 feet elevation in the Andean foothills, the Adrianna vineyard's pebble covered soils and cool climate are ideal for growing Chardonnay. The fruit from the Adrianna vineyard has a purity of flavors and a minerality that is particular to this vineyard and can not be found anywhere else in Mendoza. Catena Alta Chardonnay is made from a special lot, rows 5 through 38, of the Adrianna vineyard. This wine undergoes a demanding selection process in both the vineyard and the winery. The 2006 Catena Alta Chardonnay has a bright greenish - yellos color. The nose shows an excellent mixture of citrus fruit interwoven with honeyed tropical fruit notes and floral tones. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated showing ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of sweet nutmeg spice. The finish shows bright, cleand acidity and wonderful length.

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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3.50 5
05/15/2009

Oak nose, with pear. Oaky, but very fruity. Big body. Red apple. Quaffer.


External Reviews for Catena Mendoza Argentina Alta Chardonnay

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/28/2009

The 2006 Alta Chardonnay was sourced from the high altitude Adrianna Vineyard. The wine was fermented with native yeasts, then barrel-fermented and aged for 16 months in 50% new French oak. The nose reveals pain grille, baking spices, floral notes, b... Robert Parker. A Chardonnay wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2006 Catena Zapata, Bodegas Catena Alta Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
03/13/2009

The 2006 Catena Alta Chardonnay has a bright greenish - yellow color. The nose shows an excellent mixture of citrus fruit interwoven with honeyed tropical fruit notes and floral tones. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated showing ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with alight note of sweet nutmeg spice. The finish shows bright, clean acidity and wonderful length.



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Tasting Notes:

The 2006 Catena Alta Chardonnay has a bright greenish - yellos color. The nose shows an excellent mixture of citrus fruit interwoven with honeyed tropical fruit notes and floral tones. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated showing ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of sweet nutmeg spice. The finish shows bright, cleand acidity and wonderful length.

At almost 5,000 feet elevation in the Andean foothills, the Adrianna vineyard's pebble covered soils and cool climate are ideal for growing Chardonnay. The fruit from the Adrianna vineyard has a purity of flavors and a minerality that is particular to this vineyard and can not be found anywhere else in Mendoza. Catena Alta Chardonnay is made from a special lot, rows 5 through 38, of the Adrianna vineyard. This wine undergoes a demanding selection process in both the vineyard and the winery. The 2006 Catena Alta Chardonnay has a bright greenish - yellos color. The nose shows an excellent mixture of citrus fruit interwoven with honeyed tropical fruit notes and floral tones. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated showing ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of sweet nutmeg spice. The finish shows bright, cleand acidity and wonderful length.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter

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