Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Cabernet Sauvignon


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Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
MBLL - Specialty listing
Product type
Still wine
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Cabernet Sauvignon 90 %
Cabernet Franc 7 %
Petit Verdot 3 %
Closure type
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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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Notes about product

Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza's high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. This wine is a blend of four vineyards - divided into lots that are harvested at different times.

Winemaking notes

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 14 days and post-fermentation maceration for 20-23 days. Wild yeasts. Elevage: 12 months in barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage - First, second and third use barrels used.

Tasting notes

The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with violet tones. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe raspberries and cassis with notes of pepper, clove, and a touch of cedar. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich and displays layers of black currant and black raspberry with notes of cedar and oregano. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with silky tannins that provide structure and a long and persistent finish.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 91 points -

March 2018

Lavish cassis and black cherry fruit for an entry wine. Bold and fruity with some gentle tannins at the long finish.

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Wine Advocate

- 90 points -

June 2018

Compared with the 2016, the 2017 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon feels a little riper within its fresh style, with moderate alcohol and good acidity. This always contains small percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and it matured in oak barrels for 12 months.

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Gismondi on Wine

- 90 points -

June 2020

Pure cabernet with a cedary nose, spicy plums and cherries with a savoury after taste. Well-balanced and just enough tannin to age gracefully for another three to five years in bottle. Dependable and affordable, “High Mountain Vines” is a blend of four vineyards picked at a different time to reflect each unique site and story. A quick tour includes Agrelo 950 m of clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. Villa Bastías 1,120 m of silty, loamy soil with limestone on the bottom. Altamira in La Consulta at 1,095 m of loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom and finally El Cepillo, Eugenio Bustos 1,090 m of loam-sandy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks on the bottom. It’s all fermented in stainless steel tanks for 14 days and post-wild ferment the juice sits on its skins for 20-23 days followed by 12 months in barrel whose age first, second and third use barrels is determined by the quality of the vintage. The mix is 90/7/3/ cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot.

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