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 Cabernet from the historic vineyards in of Vista Flores in Tunuyán. Domingo prized the region’s Cabernet above all others from its dark color and structured tannins. Catena Cabernet 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.
This wine goes through cold maceration for 3 days at 50ºF
(10ºC). The juice is then fermented for 20 days with a
post-fermentation maceration of 10 days. 12 months in
barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and
vintage, 85% French (20% new), 15% American (15%
The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with violet tones. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe raspberries and cassis with notes of pepper, clove, and a touch of cedar. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich and displays layers of black currant and black raspberry with notes of cedar and oregano. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with silky tannins that provide structure and a long and persistent finish.
Pair this Cabernet with red meats like steak or lamb, demi-glace sauces, or with Steak Frites for a simple bistro-style meal.