Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

CATENA

Alta Cabernet Sauvignon
2018

Product code
521831
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Product type
Still wine
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Subregion
Lujan de Cuyo
Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon 100 %
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Brand 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

Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catena's for four generations. The Catena Alta wines can usually be drunk starting at three years after harvest and into the following one to two decades.

Production notes

Before the world recognized Catena’s Argentina as “malbec country”, the winery was known for its old-world style Cabernet Sauvignon born in the clay-soils of Agrelo. The family cherishes its historic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Agrelo and Tupungato, particularly for their ageability and classic flavors. Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard, Lot 2 of the Domingo vineyard and Lot 2 of the Nicasia Vineyard. Elevage: 18 months in French oak barrels.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

April 2020

A firm, integrated cabernet with attractive plum and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, round tannins and a delicious, flavorful finish.

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Wine Advocate

- 92 points -

March 2021

There is a faint roasted note in the nose of the 2018 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, with more Cabernet Franc in this warmer year (compared with 2019). It has a very classical nose, combining the herbal character of the grape with good ripeness of the year, resulting in a very complete wine, nicely textured and with the serious tannins from the variety.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 91 points -

May 2020

Much smaller in size than the Historic Rows Malbec, this only comes from three areas of
Mendoza - Agrelo, Paraje Altamira and Villa Bastías - and has 7% Cabernet Franc for an
added dimension. Plush, supple and sweet, it has succulent cassis and blackberry fruit, fine tannins, some toasty new oak and balancing acidity.

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