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.