Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2018

Catena Malbec Appellation La Consulta is composed of 100% Malbec blended from vineyards of La Consulta district in San Carlos.  The result is a wine with a pure expression of a unique terroir. 35-year-old vines gives red and black fresh fruits flavors, sweet texture and  character. Cold nights lend bright, crisp acidity and the intense sunshine gives explosive floral aromatics and concentrated structure.

About the Vineyard

La Consulta vineyard: aluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom. 80%Sand-10%Clay-10%Silt

Tasting Notes

The Catena Malbec Appellation La Consulta shows a dark violet color with deep purple tones. The nose offers aromas like red fruit and ripe, concentrated dark berries with fresh herbs and floral notes like lavender and violets, some traces of vanilla and tobacco. The mouthfeel is rich, with raspberries and blueberries, spices notes and a touch of mocha. The finish presents soft and well-structured tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with beef tenderloin.

Production Info
Vineyard name
La Consulta
Vineyard size
25 - 100 acres
Soil composition
Clay, Silt, and Sand
Training method
VSP
Elevation
3,600 feet
Vines/acre
2200
Yield/acre
5-7 tons
Exposure
Northwestern
Harvest time
March - April
First vintage of this wine
2006
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Malbec
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
16 days
Fermentation temperature
75-80 °F
Maceration technique
Delestage, Punchdown, and Pumpovers
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
8 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.68
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L

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