Catena

+54261 413 1100 J. Cobos s/n, Agrelo
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

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  • E - Thanks for taking the time.This post is late - work eating up my ... got a ... ... got a good wine.Ernesto Catena is Nickolous Catena's son - does Tikal - and his daughter Laura is a Harvard grad - a board certified MD and just happens to run Luca Winery and had a heavy hand in the development in Alamos wines.  I think Ernesto really has ... Read More

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  • The La Finca is not very I think also - stick with Catena, and those styles. Better yet, go with Tikal Malbec blends - I like the Syrah mix best, but the Cabby blend is good - they need a little aging though.  The only good 19 Crimes that I've actually purchased is The Warden. Was recently gifted The Banished and The Red Blend.  Haven't tried an... Read More

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay Mendoza Catena Alta 2014

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    Creamy baked apple aromas of brioche and cinnamon spice with vanilla oak and a lemon cream glaze. Full bodied lemon meringue and butter flavors on the palate with an oaky finish that has a bit of texture to it and a bit of citrus zest. Read More

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  • Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Fruit forward aromas of black cherry and blackberry with fresh spice and vanilla notes. Juicy and expressive on the palate, very fruity and richly textured with a smooth buttery palate texture that almost clashes with the tart cranberry and red currant notes but manages to balance nicely with a touch of cherry blossom on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I am most excited to try the Mendoza Chardonnay. Sophenia Finca Reserve.& We all know that Catena had success with Chardonnay in Andes Mountains/ Mendoza Argentina.   Read More

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  • The 2018 UNDER 20 Tasting is scheduled for November 15 at Eastpointe Singer Island.Greet:-Graham Beck Brut RoseWhite:-Dr Thanisch Reisling Erben Muller-Dragon Cuvee Prestige Provence Rose-Finca Sophenia Chardonnay ReserveRed:-Paulo Scavino or Vietti (PS Nebbiolo or Vietti Nebbiolo)-Paulo Scavino or Vietti (PS Dolcetta or Vietti Barbera)-Conreria... Read More

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  • Catena Malbec 2013

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    The 2015 Catena Malbec is a fantastic wine. Rich, yet soft & silky. Much better than the 2014 vintage. Read More

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  • I'm more of a Catena/Norton Reserve type of guy, but then on the other hand I'll drink what's good. Read More

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  • Hi all -- my name is Ben. Snooth is cool. Read More

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  • Tikal Naturalmalbec-Syrah Mendoza 2013

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    Wine review by DTR789WSD


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