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At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...
In the 1950´s, Don Domingo Catena began sourcing Malbec from the historic vineyards of Vista Flores, sitting at an altitude of 3608 ft. Soil is alluvial in origin. Loamy, with rounded rocks on the bottom (80% Sand - 10% Clay - 10% Silt).
The grapes go through cold maceration for 5 days at 10ºC. The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 10 days. 12 months in barrel (35% new). Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage. 85% French, 15% American oak.