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Catena Malbec 2019

Catena Malbec

2019
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Catena wines are the result of special combinations of the different vineyards run by the Catena fam...

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£16.15

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Catena Malbec 2019

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Alcohol content i

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2019

Review

Catena wines are the result of special combinations of the different vineyards run by the Catena family. Wines produced by Laura Catena, a fourth generation winemaker, and Alejandro Vigil, chief oenologist at Catena Zapata. Catena wines are splendid for drinking straight away, but they also have a huge laying down potential thanks to the decades of hard work the winery team have carried out studying and researching the variety of micro-climates at different altitudes in Mendoza. This particular wine is a blend of Malbec grapes from historic vines planted in excellent plots. A wine with a unique character, excellent typicity, balance and concentration thanks to its aromatic profile and rich flavours, the result of the wide range of soil kinds, micro-climates and altitudes its grapes enjoy.

After five days of cold maceration to obtain the most delicate aromas from the grape skins, the must ferments with wild yeasts for twelve days. The wine then undergoes a further 20 days of maceration, to obtain the structure providing the framework for its splendid fruit. It is then left to stand in oak barrels of different ages depending on the profile of each of the different wines.

Once the different wines have been blended, the result is an incredibly fresh and elegant, perfectly balanced wine with well-integrated wood and precise flavours. Catena Malbec is young, floral, and juicy, a pure single-variety wine with all the typicity of its grapes and the refined austerity of an honest wine. The Malbec grapes give it revealing aromas and a smooth velvety texture – all neatly rounded up with a long, dry and pleasant finish. All in all, as Robert Parker says, an amazing wine that should be bought by the case.

Production

  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New and sused
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

4.5/5
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by: Guy (09/11/2018) - Vintage 2015

Balanced Malbec

Good Malbec for the price but I hoped for a more fuller bodied fruity Malbec and therefore only 3 stars. This is more for people liking the more balanced Malbec.

by: Expatriator (6 Jul) - Vintage 2019

Añada 2015

En boca es un portento, madre mía!! Tremendo punch con una acidez descomunal y unos taninos esculpidos en piedra, marcados pero sin molestar en absoluto. Acojonante la sinergia fruta-madera, espectacular. Retronasal acompotado con sutiles notas especiadas y minerales. Postgusto que recuerda al coulis de fresa, los higos secos y la ebanistería fina. Persistencia de dos minutos y 20 segundos de gran deleite. Un Malbec de los buenos.

by: Luis (04/08/2020) - Vintage 2018

Malbec Argentino

Un gran vino corposo madurado al pie de la cordillera de los Andes. Noches frescas y dias de calor dan las condiciones ideales para este tipo de uvas que te haran pasar gratos momentos. Producido por Bodegas Catena. Recomendado !!!

by: David Laso García (4 Mar) - Vintage 2018

Repetiré

No he probado muchos malbecs y creo que lo volveré a pedir porque me pareció muy bueno. necesito volver a probarlo/sentirlo...no me lo tomé muy enserio y lo merece, un error por mi parte. Repetiré sin duda

by: Alain (10/06/2020) - Vintage 2018

Bon vin d’argentine

Permet d’avoir un aperçu des malbecs argentins sans se ruiner. Manque d’équilibre mais quelques caractéristiques des vins du nouveau monde qui procurent un peu de plaisir à petit prix...

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