The 2004 Catena Alta Malbec shows a deep, saturated violet color with a blackish hue. The nose presents a wide array of dark berry fruits with notes of delicate violets flowers as well as sweet clove spices, a touch of cedar and leather. The mouthfeel is full and unctuous, with excellent weight and supple texture. The mid palate offers rich cassis and black currant fruit flavors interwoven with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper. The lengthy finish shows wonderful minerality, with finely grained tannins and lively acidity.
- Varietal: 100% Malbec
- Alcohol: 14 %
- Total Acidity: 5.85 grams/liter
- pH: 3.75
- Fermentation: Max. Temp. 27° for an average 16 day fermentation and 30 day maceration
- Aging: 18 months in French oak, 70% new
- Unfined and unfiltered