Le Paradis 2017


Le Paradis

Product code
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Type of product
Still wine
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Producer's website

About this winery

Armed with the vision of elevating Catena and Argentine wines to stand with the best in the world, Catena’s high standard of excellence has brought them much acclaim over the years, for their wines and for their work. Most recently, Nicolás Catena Zapata was the recipient of Wine Enthusiast’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021, while his daughter Laura Catena, fourth generation vintner, as well as physician and author, has been called “the face of Argentine wine” and was awarded 2022...

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Product notes

This cool climate vineyard that belongs to Laura and her sister Adrianna Catena feels like paradise itself to Laura. It is lined by trees and fruit orchards, with majestic views of the Andes. Inside the 12 Hectare vineyard, there is a little house with two tiny bedrooms and a kitchen, where Laura dreams of spending a whole month reading books - Laura’s version of paradise. The little house is affectionately named Château Laura.

Tasting notes

High intensity of mineral elements such as chalk, with some reduction and herbal notes. A few minutes after opening, berry aromatics appear. Layered and every-increasing aromas. Subtle, integrated oak. High acidity. Fine tannins.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 96 points -

December 2019 (Vintage 2017)

A very complex, cerebral pinot noir that has the kind of subtle layering that you find in wines from the Grand Cru sites on the Côte d’Or. The violets, cherries, cassis, blueberries and wild red fruit are all interwoven with a thread of spicy earthy, undergrowth. The palate has fine layered build and such smooth creamy tannins. The finish runs deep, very fluid and long. The tannins are super fine. The energy here is astonishing, as is the concentration. Drink or hold.

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Wine Advocate

- 94 points -

October 2019 (Vintage 2017)

The nose of the 2017 Le Paradis Pinot Noir has a flinty/reductive personality, and it took some time to open up. There were many changes implemented between 2016 (the first vintage) and this 2017, one of them was the picking date, which, in the warmer year like 2017, was crucial. The palate reveals great minerality, a chalky texture and a long finish. This is more about the soil and the place than the grape. This comes from 1.1 hectares in the highest plot they have in Gualtallary, in a place that is very cold.

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