The 2017 Catena Malbec shows a deep violet color with purple reflections. The nose offers
concentrated aromas of ripe red and dark fruits with delicate floral notes like violets and lavender,
and traces of vanilla and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated, with blueberries and
blackberries notes and a touch of leather and cinnamon. The finish presents well integrated tannins with bright acidity and a flinty minerality that gives the wine exceptional length.
This Catena Malbec is sourced and blended from the family´s high-altitude vineyards in Maipú,
Lujan de Cuyo, Tupungato and San Carlos. Each vineyard is specifically farmed in preparation for
its role in the final blend. 80-year-old vines in Lunlunta (Maipù) Vineyard lend soft, sweet texture
and the lauded Catena cuttings in Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) Vineyard add notes of spice. The cold
nights in Altamira (San Carlos) Vineyard lend bright, crisp acidity and the intense sunshine in
Gualtallary (Tupungato) Vineyard give explosive floral aromatics and concentrated structure. This
combination of different vineyard components results in a wine with heightened complexities
and unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.