Catena Appellation Paraje Altamira Malbec 2018

Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catena’s are recognized internationally for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture and in leading Argentina’s Malbec revolution. In the 1950s, Don Domingo Catena began sourcing Malbec from the vineyards of Altamira in the Uco Valley.

About the Vineyard

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

Tasting Notes

Catena Malbec Appellation Altamirais an elegant, mineral, slightly spicy Malbec with a deep texture and flavors born of the combination of intense sunlight and cool nights.

Food Pairing

Perfect paired with meat, fish, fowl and vegetarian dishes

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Paraje Altamira
Vineyard size
75 acres
Soil composition
Clay-Loam, Silty-Loam, and Sandy-Loam
Training method
VSP
Elevation
3,613 feet
Vines/acre
1800
Average Vine Age
21
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted
1996
Harvest time
March 18-April 20
First vintage of this wine
2006
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Malbec
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
16 days
Fermentation temperature
80 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
10 months
Size of aging container
225
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.6 %
pH level
3.7

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