Catena Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

The Mendoza Province is Argentina's most important winemaking region.  Withing the Mendoza appellation there are distince sub-appellations.  Through extrodinary diversity in soil quality, altitude and climate, mendoza's sub appellations/IGs are essential in defining the terroir of Argentine wine.  Wines labeled from a particular appellation/IG must be sources 100% from vineyards in the specific IG.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Catena Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon  Agrelo presents  purple color with   ruby red reflections. The nose shows intense aromas of ripe red fruit flavors interwoven with spices notes like  black pepper, thyme, curry, with layers of  cedar. The mouthfeel is  rich with layers of cassis flavors and notes of black pepper, clove, leather and tobacco. The finish is bright and fresh with finely grained tannins.

Food Pairing

This very special single vineyard Cabernet is best paired with a thick rib-eye steak or roast leg of lamb. The wine also pairs well with mushroom dishes and salty and fatty smoked meats.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Agrelo
Vineyard name
La Piramide
Vineyard size
250 acres
Soil composition
Clay, Silt, and Sand
Training method
VSP
Elevation
2,970 feet
Vines/acre
2,200
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Northwestern
Harvest time
March - April
First vintage of this wine
2007
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days days
Fermentation temperature
80 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Maceration length
30 days
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.6
Acidity
5.45 g/L

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