D.V. Catena Tinto Historico Red Blend 2014

Don Domingo Vicente Catena, Nicolas Catena Zapata's father, was famous in the 1930's for his deep dark red wine blend. This blend was sold in the French-styled bistros of Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America - as the finest wine from the Mendoza region. This wine, DV Catena Tinto Historico Red Blend, is made in honor of Don Domingo Catena and his legendary abilities as a Master of the Assemblage. The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although we have found that most of the Catena wines are consumed shortly after release, we are pleased to see that they age beautifully for ten to twenty years.

About the Vineyard

Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza's high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.

Tasting Notes

Black fruit and flowers from Uco Valley Malbec laced with spicy Petit Verdot.  Malbec lends freshness and smoothness, while Petit Verdot grants volume and persistence, conferring a lush, rich attack and wonderful length to the blend.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Angelica Vineyard, Adrianna Vineyard1992, El Cepillo Vineyard, La Pirámide Vineyard: 1983
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay and alluvial
Training method
VSP
Vines/acre
1800
Exposure
Northern
Year vineyard planted
1902
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
92% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
1s, 2nd, 3rd
Length of alcoholic fermentation
16 days
Maceration technique
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Maceration length
22
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
10
Size of aging container
225
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12-14
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.7 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
2.2 g/L
Acidity
5.6 g/L

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