Catena Malbec, Mendoza Argentina, 2008
High altitude vines selected by Laura Catena. The Catena family, since 1902: Argentina's Malbec pioneer. For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Laura Catena, great-granddaughter of founder Nicola Catena, has created a Malbec blend with intense black-fruit aromatics and the smooth, lengthy finish that has become the family's trademark characteristic. Catena Malbec is sourced from the family's high-altitude vineyards in Maipu (20%), Lujan de Cuyo (10%), Tupungato (40%) and San Carlos (30%). From the marriage of these historic parcels emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity. Alc. by vol 13.9%. Estate grown and bottled by Bodega Catena Zapata. Product of Argentina.