Catena Chardonnay 2011


For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Laura Catena, great-granddaughter of winery founder Nicola Catena, has created a richly textured Chardonnay blend with floral notes, ripe tropical-fruit flavors, a strong mineral character and excellent acidity. Catena Chardonnay is sourced from the family's vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo and Tupungato. From the marriage of these historic parcels emerges a wine of a unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.


Whole cluster pressed, fermented, sur lies, in barrels and stainless steel. Elevage: 10 months in French oak. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage. First, second and third use barrels used. Wild yeasts. 40% does not undergo malolactic fermentation.

Catena Chardonnay


  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.21