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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  • Malbec

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Tikal Naturalmalbec-Syrah Mendoza 2013

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  • CATENA ALTA MALBEC, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA.....drinking really well! Read More

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  • RBA - The wines from Uraguay interest me.  I've had tannat from there ... ...  Any thoughts?The Catena is usually solid in my experience, but the Bonarda/Malbec blend of the Tikal is the one I really enjoy. The 2010 & 2012 were very good.  Just a note - the Tikal is made by the son of Old man Canten Read More

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  • Alamos Malbec Seleccion 2014

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    Blackberry jam and maple leaves on the nose with a soft spice. A bit floral on the palate with soft jammy fruit notes of raspberry and strawberry and a shifting, earthy note coming through the mid palate and drying out the finish that delivers more red fruit notes of ripe cherry and plum. Read More

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  • Alamos Torrontes 2015

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    Lemon, grapefruit and green apple aromas with hints of white peach. Melon and lemon flavors on the palate, good full mouthfeel and texture with some spice on the finish following a soft acidity and a base of creaminess. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2008

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    Wine review by jcthomas44


  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2008

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  • Hello folks,  I have some wines I would like to sell privately. I was ...2Catena Zapata NicasiaMalbec2007 1 Montes Alpha M bordeaux2006 1 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Nebbiolo2004 1Clarendon Hills Brookmansyrah2005 1Hanzellpinot noir2007 1Rochiolipinot noir2006 1Tenuta Sette Ponti Orenoother2009red blnd1Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz  Ca... Read More

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  • Alamos Torrontes 2015

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    Sweet and punchy. Read More

    Wine review by esantipapa


  • Padrillos Malbec Padrillos 2014

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