Catena Appellation Lunlunta Malbec 2017

WINE DESCRIPTION

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. Lunlunta is an idyllic district of small orchards and tree-lined country roads, well known for its ancient Malbec vines and silty-clay soils. Lunlunta Malbec displays black and red berry aromatics, a lengthy mid-palate and a ripe silky finish.

VINIFICATION

This wine goes through cold maceration for 5 days at 50ºF (10ºC). The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 10 days. 12 months in barrel (35% new). Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage. 85% French, 15% American oak.

VINEYARDS

Lunlunta: Alluvial origin. Loamy clay in the topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. Sandy & loamy; 50% sand, 30% silt, 20% clay.

Catena Appellation Lunlunta Malbec

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Varietal: 100% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.8