Catena Alta Chardonnay 2009


Catena Alta Chardonnay is sourced from small, carefully selected estate-grown lots in two of the Catena family’s 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 2009 Catena Alta Chardonnay presents an intense greenish-yellow color. The nose offers peaches, vanilla and citric aromas with light floral notes and hints of spice and toasted bread. The palate shows rich and concentrated ripe pear, apricot flavors and a light note of sweet nutmeg spice. Finishes long and complex with crisp, mineral acidity.


  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Total Acidity: 6.25 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.23
Catena Alta Chardonnay


Whole clusters are pressed, and then 100% barrel fermented in French oak (50% new) with natural yeasts at low temperatures. Aged for 12-16 months in French oak.