Pinot noir 2017

LUCA

Pinot noir
2017

Product code
740243
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Laura Catena, daughter of famous Argentine wine pioneer, Nicolas Catena, was born in Buenos Aires. At the age of 14, her family moved to Berkeley, California where her father had taken a teaching position in the Economics Department. Laura went on to attend Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in biology, and then she returned to the west coast, to Stanford University, to pursue a medical degree graduating in 1992. Today, Laura Catena is a practicing emergency-room physician....

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Notes about product

The G LOT, planted in 1994 defined a new terroir for Pinot Noir at almost 5,000 ft elevation in the Andean foothills. First extreme high altitude planting of Pinot Noir in Mendoza. Extremely cold nights and rocky-calcareous soils.

Tasting notes

Beautiful garnet color with aromas of wild strawberries, saddle leather and cola root. A complex Pinot with notes of leather, spice, and cherry/raspberry comfiture on the palate. Amazing aroma and finishes with an enjoyable Burgundian bent. Pinot lovers may just go ahead and drink it all by itself!

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 95 points -

James Suckling, December 2019

A deep, dark-berry nose with some underbrush character and discreet, smoky and savory notes, making this a complex pinot noir for Argentina or in any context. Real concentration and fine-tannin structure that beautifully matches the lively acidity. Very long, mineral finish. Spicy. Partially whole-berry ferment gives this intensity. Drink or hold.

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