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 Altamira in the Uco Valley. The combination of intense sunlight and cool nights yields an elegant, mineral, slightly spicy Malbec with a deep texture and flavors.
This wine goes through cold maceration for 3-8 days at 50°F (10°C). The juice is then fermented for 12-18 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 4-10 days. 6-8 months in French oak barrel (25-40% new, 2nd and 3rd use barrels).
Paraje Altamira Vineyard: Alluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom (80% Sand - 10% Clay - 10% Silt)