Appellation Lulunta Malbec 2021


Appellation Lulunta Malbec

  • Sustainable
  • Vegan
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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 Catena's are recognized for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture and in leading Argentina’s Malbec revolution. Lunlunta is an idyllic district of small orchards and tree-lined country roads, well known for its ancient Malbec vines and silty-clay soils.

Tasting notes

Lunlunta Malbec displays black and red berry aromatics, a lengthy mid-palate and a ripe silky finish.

Press reviews


- 92 points -

September 2022 (Vintage 2021)

The 2021 Malbec Catena Appellation Lunlunta from Luján de Cuyo was aged for eight months in a third new barrels. Dark purple in the glass. The nose presents notes of ripe plum, white pepper, syrup, tobacco and blackberry jam along with a touch of oak. Broad and creamy with precise freshness, it opens up to fill the mouth with flavors that last, as is generally true of Lunlunta reds.

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Wine Advocate

- 92 points -

November 2022 (Vintage 2021)

The 2021 Appellation Lunlunta Malbec was produced with grapes from vines planted in 1930 at 920 meters in altitude. It fermented with full malolactic and had an élevage of six to eight months in barrels, some 40% of them new. The cool year kept the alcohol to a moderate 13.5% with the depth and wisdom from old vines that somehow transmit a sense of harmony. This classical zone in Maipú produces traditional Malbecs with varietal typicity, floral with berries and herbs and a touch of sweet spices, fresh and balanced with some earthy rusticity and juicy fruit

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

April 2023 (Vintage 2021)

A pretty fruity malbec here with a hint of dark olives, spices and strawberries. Lots of fruit on the fleshy, medium-bodied palate with sleek but present tannins

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