Catena Vista Flores Malbec 2017

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Catena Malbec Appellation Vistaflores is composed of 100% varietal wines blended from vineyards of Vistaflores district in Tunuyán.  The result is a wine with a pure expression of a unique terroir. 30-year-old vines gives red and black fresh fruits flavors, sweet texture and  character. Cold nights lend bright, crisp acidity and the intense sunshine give explosive floral aromatics and concentrated structure. 

About the Vineyard

Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catenas are recognized internationally for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture and in leading Argentina’s Malbec revolution. In the 1950s, Don Domingo began sourcing Malbec from the historic vineyards in of Vista Flores in Tunuyán. Domingo prized the region’s Malbec above all others from its dark color and structured tannins. Catena Malbec Appellation Vista Flores is a wine with a pure expression of this unique terroir. 30-year-old vines give red and black fresh fruits flavors, sweet texture and character. Cold nights lend bright, crisp acidity and the intense sunshine give explosive floral aromatics and concentrated structure.

Tasting Notes

The Catena Malbec Appellation Vista Flores shows a dark violet color with black reflections. The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark and red fruit aromas with delicate floral notes of lavender and violet, and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and full with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, well-integrated tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.

Food Pairing

Ideal pairing to grilled steaks and would be a wonderful complement hearty meat dishes with lamb and pork.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Valle de Uco
Vineyard name:
Vista Flores, District of Tunuyán
Vineyard size:
25-100 acres
Soil composition:
Clay, Silt, and Sand
Training method:
VSP
Elevation:
3,117-3,281 feet
Vines/acre:
2,200
Exposure:
Northern
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Malbec
Prefermentation technique:
Cold maceration
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
16 days
Maceration technique:
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New and Old
Type of oak:
French and American
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
10 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
2.0 g/L
Acidity:
5.9 g/L

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