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 2-7 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 10-20 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 4-12 days. Wild Yeasts. Elevage: 8-14 months in French oak barrel. First, second and third use barrels used.
A Blend of Four Vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times: