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Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnaytext

Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnay 2016

Tupungato, Valle de Uco, Tunuyán, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaTwo single vineyards at almost 5000 feet elevation in the Andean foothills are behind the Catena Alta Historic Rows. The Adrianna vineyard's calcareous soils and cool climate bring purity of flavours and a stony minerality. The nearby, gravel-covered Domingo Vineyard in Tupungato makes up 20 percent of the blend, bringing even more freshness and minerality. The style is rich and on the edge of being old-fashioned, saved from its own intensity by the acidity and mineral notes that permeate the baked apple, orange, buttery, spicy, oatmeal lees flavours. So much potential here. Halibut, lobster and cheese all work.Tasted: 29 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$41.65750mlprivate wine stores
AB$40.50750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 521856UPC: 7794450008169