Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Alta Cabernet Sauvignon

Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Product type
Still wine
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Lujan de Cuyo
Cabernet Sauvignon 94 %
Cabernet Franc 6 %
Closure type
Winery's website

About this winery

At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Notes about product

Grapes were sourced from Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard (Luján de Cuyo), Lot 2 of the Domingo vineyard (Uco Valley) and Lot 2 of the Nicasia Vineyard (Uco Valley).

Winemaking notes

The grapes were treated individually based on vineyard site; fermentation and maceration occurred for 28-30 days. Wild yeasts were used and malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel. Wine was aged for 18 months in French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

June 2018

The 2016 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon was bottled November 2017 and was also available for tasting even though the wine will be released in 2019. It's a phenomenal effort of freshness, elegance and finesse while being faithful to the variety. Really impressive.

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

March 2018

Another 2016 from this producer with plenty of cocoa and cassis. The crisp acidity makes this bold wine very lively and suggests it will age very well.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 90 points -

May 2018

This is a big blend by anyone’s standards at 480,000 bottles, made with admirable consistency from a combination of vineyards in Luján and the Uco Valley. Rich, smooth and concentrated, it has layers of cassis and herbal fruit and textured tannins.

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