Catena Alta 2008 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 18 months in French oak, 80% new.
Catena Alta 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon presents a dark, opaque violet color with blackish tones. Very intense and concentrate wine. With aromas of ripe black fruits, hints of tobacco and vanilla from the French oak barrels. The palate is full and rich with concentrated flavors of cassis and spicy notes. Tannins that gives structure, bright, and lively acidity.