STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Nicola Catena, left Italy for Argentina in 1898. In 1902, he planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza, although a blending grape in Bordeaux, Nicola suspected it would flourish in the high altitude Argentine Andes. It was a hunch that would not fully flower till nearly a century later. Today Catena is one of the super-stars of Argentinian wine. Their holdings of extensive plots of old vines are the envy of many in the world of wine. The range of fine wines are both wonderful expressions of their terroir and truly World-Class in their own right.
This is nuanced and complex, with very good integration of the varieties and the oak, fruit, acidity and mineral texture. One of the best vintages for this bottling.....This is backward, serious and austere, with terrific balance and great length. 96/100 Points Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate
Aged in New French Oak for 18 Months.