Catena D.V. Catena 2017 Tinto Historico Red Blend
72% Malbec, 21% Bonarda, 7% Petit Verdot | Alc: 13.5%
Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Catena D.V. Catena 2017 Tinto Historico Red Blend is all black fruit and flowers from Uco Valley Malbec laced with spicy Petit Verdot. Malbec lends freshness and smoothness, while Petit Verdot grants volume and persistence, conferring a lush, rich attack and wonderful length to the blend.
Don Domingo Vicente Catena, Nicolas Catena Zapata’s father, was famous in the 1930’s for his deep dark red wine blend. This blend was sold in the French-styled bistros of Buenos Aires – the Paris of South America – as the finest wine from the Mendoza region. This wine, DV Catena Tinto Historico Red Blend, is made in honor of Don Domingo Catena and his legendary abilities as a Master of the Assemblage. The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although we have found that most of the Catena wines are consumed shortly after release, we are pleased to see that they age beautifully for ten to twenty years.
“A stunning wine for this price point! Plenty of malbec violet character, but also delicate spices and great freshness. A wealth of drive and ripeness. The finish is long and polished.” 94 pts – James Suckling
“The blend of the 2017 DV Catena Tinto Histórico is the same as the previous year, remaining as 72% Malbec, 21% Bonarda and 7% Petit Verdot, since that’s the field blend that is planted in the plot in Lunlunta used for this bottling. 2017 is slightly riper than 2016, yet the wine has kept its freshness and balance.” 90 pts – Wine Advocate
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