Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catenas are recognized 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 La Consulta. The combination of intense sunlight and cool nights yields a wine that Domingo prized for its deep purple color, black fruit aromatics and rich velvety tannins.
This wine goes through cold maceration for 2-5 days at 50ºF (10ºC). The juice is then fermented for 8-14 days with a post-fermentation maceration of approximately 3-10 days. Elevage: 6-8 months in 100% French Oak barrel. 15-35% new, second and third use barrels.
La Consulta Vineyard (1095m/3592ft). Alluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom (80% Sand - 10% Clay - 10% Silt)