Catena Appellation Luján de Cuyo White Clay 2021

CATENA

Catena Appellation Luján de Cuyo White Clay
2021

  • Sustainable
  • Vegan

$24.78*

* Suggested retail price

85 case(s) available

Product code
428502
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Available
Type of product
Still wine
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Subregion
Lujan de Cuyo
Varietal(s)
Sémillon
Chenin Blanc
Colour
White
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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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Product notes

Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catenas are recognized for ther pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture in Argentina. Luján de Cuyo Appellation is known for its clay-rich soils and cool nights. Deeply aromatic with expressive citrus and peach with a rich and mineral finish. Pairs well with vegetables, pasta and grilled white meats. This blend of Semillon and Chenin Blanc is Argentina’s century-old traditional white wine.

Production notes

Lujan de Cuyo (950m/ 3117 ft). Alluvial origin. Clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. 30%Clay - 40%Silt - 30%Sand.

Tasting notes

Deeply aromatic with expressive citrus and peach with a rich and mineral finish. Pairs well with vegetables, pasta and grilled white meats.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 92 points -

March 2022 (Vintage 2021)

This has aromas of sliced apples, lemons, white pears, blanched almonds, yoghurt and chalk. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a round, creamy and layered palate. Excellent concentration and focus. Mineral finish. Semillon and chenin blanc. Sustainable

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Vinous

- 92 points -

August 2022 (Vintage 2021)

The 2021 Catena Appellation Lujan de Cuyo White Clay is a blend of 55% Sémillon and 45% Chenin from Luján de Cuyo, a third aged for up to seven months in barrels. Golden yellow in the glass. The Sémillon dominates the nose with notes of honey and flint accompanied by floral aromas. In the mouth, it’s tense and linear with good energy and flavor, as in a structured, compact palate. A style making a stand against commercial trends.

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Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

November 2022 (Vintage 2021)

The 2021 Semillón - Chenin was produced with a blend of 55% Semillon and 45% Chenin Blanc from the Luján de Cuyo appellation. It was produced in a clean and fruit-driven way with moderate ripeness and alcohol (12.5%) and a vibrant and refreshing palate, round and balanced, with integrated acidity.

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