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 Chardonnay from the historic vineyards of Vista Flores in Tunuyán. Domingo prized the region’s Chardonnay above all others for its notes of tropical fruit and balanced minerality. Catena Chardonnay Appellation Vista Flores is a wine with a pure expression of this unique terroir.
About the Vineyard
Vista Flores Vineyard (1100m/3608ft). Aluvial origin. Loamy
soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom (80% Sand -
10%Clay -10% Silt).
This wine goes through cold settling for 12 hours in
stainless steel tanks at 41ºF (5ºC). The juice is then
fermented for 25 days in Stainless steel tank and 225 L
french oak barrels at 57-64ºF (14-18ºC). Minimum
battonage program for 6 hours. Partial malolactic
fermentation. Aged for 9 months in 35% new, French oak.
The extraordinary vineyard produces honey and tropical fruit flavors while lending notes of citrus, pears, peaches, and white flowers with a strong minerality and a delicated note of vanilla. The mouthfeel is clean, with a fresh, clean acidity.
This wine would be a fantastic companion a variety of poultry dishes, dishes finished with a Nantua sauce, or to a rich seafood dish like Shrimp and Herb Risotto