Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from small, carefully selected estate-grown lots in two of the Catena family’s Andean vineyards: La Piramide vineyard (50%) and Domingo vineyard (50%). 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.
Whole berries are hand loaded into small format fermentation bins; lots are treated individually; fermentation and maceration last for 15–35 days. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation finish in barrel; aged for between 18 and 24 months in French oak, 70% new.
The 2007 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon presents a dark opaque violet color with garnet hues. The wine shows ripe dark fruits with notes of fresh herbs and sweet spices. The palate presents additional layers of leather and cigar box, a soft creamy texture, finely grained tannins and fresh acidity.