Catena Malbec 2017
Grapes from three different vineyards have been masterfully woven together to give us this Catena Malbec. This classic Malbec has it all: ripe red fruit, floral aromas, and a hint of pepper, all wrapped up in great structure and an intense, lush mouthfeel. Pair it with sweet barbecue dishes and grilled meats, sausage and even tuna. While you're contemplating the possibilities, luxuriate in a glass with a sturdy Pecorino cheese and some black olives. After you've whet your appetites, we suggest roast duck with sausage and lentils. To play up the pepper nuance, a great choice is Korean short ribs with sesame oil, soy sauce, onions and garlic. Delicioso. This smooth red works well with rich pastas too. We love it with pappardelle served with a tomato-based lamb ragout. If you're in the mood for something simple, the Catena is perfect with a mushroom or sausage pizza, or one with both! That Pecorino will do just as good a job finishing the meal as it will starting it. Or, you could have a chocolate molten dessert with your last glass... Savory or sweet winelovers?
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The wine keeps great freshness and elegance and is very harmonious, with integrated oak and focused flavors. Drink 2018-2022." Jun 2018
Winery: "A Blend of Three Vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times:
-Lunlunta 3,018 ft (920m) elevation: aluvial origin. Loamy clay in the topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom.
-El Cepillo, Eugenio Bustos 3,593 ft (1,090 m) elevation: aluvial origin. Loam-sandy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks on the bottom.
-Gualtallary 4,757 ft (1,450 m) elevation: aluvial origin. Gravel and limestone soil. Rounded rocks in the bottom."
|Aging:||12-14 months in barrel; 1st, 2nd and 3rd use|