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Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbectext

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2019

Mendoza, ArgentinaCatena Alta is an assemblage of historical rows of the Catena Zapata vineyards planted to the Catena family's proprietary selection of malbec plants from 900-1400m. The 5 blocks yield highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks to four generations of winegrowers. The wine spends 18 months in 70 percent new oak and another 24 months in bottle before release. It's malbec at a comfortable 13.8%, finished unfined and unfiltered. 2019 was a cool year, and the yields were lower than average, leading to excellent acidity and concentrated flavours. Look for violet with hints of blueberry and the classic savoury jarilla characters. On the palate you'll find red and blue fruit with substantial mid-palate weight and rich tannins. This wine will age over the next five years.Tasted: 24 February 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$64.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$64.99750mlselect private retailers
MB$76.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 521849UPC: 7794450008237