Catena Alta Chardonnay 2008


Catena Alta Chardonnay is sourced from small, carefully selected estate-grown lots in two of the Catena family’ Andean vineyards: Adrianna vineyard (80%) and Domingo vineyard (20%). The blend of these historic lots, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations.


The 2008 Catena Alta Chardonnay has a greenish-yellow color. The nose shows a bright mixture of citrus fruit interwoven with honeyed stone fruit notes and floral tones. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated, showing ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of sweet nutmeg spice. The finish shows bright, clean acidity and wonderful length.


  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Total Acidity: 6 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.28
Catena Alta Chardonnay


The whole cluster is pressed, and then 100% barrel fermented in French oak (50% new) with natural yeasts at low temperatures and aged for 12-16 months.