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  • 2021 CATENA HISTORICO RED 750ml

2021 CATENA HISTORICO RED 750ml

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75% Malbec, 18% Bonarda, 7% Petit Verdot
Mendoza, Argentina

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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.

Winemaker Notes
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.

VINIFICATION
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.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Varietal: 75% Malbec, 18% Bonarda, 7% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.75
pH: 3.75

VINEYARDS
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.

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