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
The 2012 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.
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.