DV Catena Tinto Histórico 2020


D.V. Catena Tinto Histórico Malbec is a blend of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Bonarda made to honor Don Domingo's legendary abilities as a master blender. Domingo Vicente Catena married Angélica Zapata in 1934, thereby giving birth to the Catena Zapata tradition. With a singular sense of passion and dedication, he devoted his life to improving the cultivation of the vine in Mendoza. Domingo Vicente Catena, Laura Catena's grandfather, thought that Malbec could made a wine as great as the best of France. Upon his death, his son Nicolás Catena decided to honor his father by making Malbec World famous.


This wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 22 days. Wild Yeasts. Elevage: 12-14 months in French oak barrel. First, second and third use barrels used.


  • Varietal: 77% Malbec, 17% Bonarda, 6% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.55
  • pH: 3.7
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A Blend of Four Vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times:

  • Lunlunta 3,116 ft (920 m): aluvial origin. Loamy clay in the topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom.
  • Gualtallary 4,757 ft (1,450 m): alluvial origin. Gravel and limestone. Rounded rocks in the bottom.
  • Eugenio Bustos 3,593 ft (1,090 m) elevation: Loam-sandy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks on the bottom.
  • El Mirador 2460.63 ft (750 m): Aeolian and alluvial silt loam soil.