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.
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. Drink now.
Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation: 16 days
Maceration technique: Punchdown and Pumpovers
Length of maceration: 22 days
Malolactic fermentation: Yes
Type of aging container: Barrels
Size of aging container: 225
Age of aging container: 1s, 2nd, 3rd
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 12-14
Length of bottle aging: 10
Prefermentation technique: Cold maceration
pH level: 3.75
Acidity: 5.35 g/L