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At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...
- 94 Points -
I also had the chance to taste the 2016 Catena Alta Malbec, when they used a higher percentage of grapes from Nicasia. In this vintage, it's truly 100% Malbec that fermented in tank with full clusters and finished fermenting after pressing, without skins. It's serious and elegant, with the year's signature freshness. 2016 has really marked the wines with great freshness. This is serious and with zero sweetness, complete and direct.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Now one of the winery’s historic malbecs, this wine debuted with the 1996 vintage and is a blend of vineyards, including Angèlica in Lunlunta, La Piràmide in Agrelo, and Nicasia in Altamira as the primary sources. It’s full of violet notes, with a backdrop of cherries and loads of ripe fruit, and smooth as cream.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Plenty of cocoa powder as well as violets follow through to some serious tannins that are already well integrated. They and the crisp acidity give the dry finish some assertive power.See detailed press review