Malbec Appellation Series Vista Flores 2018


Malbec Appellation Series Vista Flores

  • Sustainable
  • Vegan


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17 case(s) available

Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private Retail - Special Order
Type of product
Still wine
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Valle de Uco
Malbec 100 %
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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

In the 1950´s, Don Domingo Catena began sourcing Malbec from the historic vineyards of Vista Flores, sitting at an altitude of 3608 ft. Soil is alluvial in origin. Loamy, with rounded rocks on the bottom (80% Sand - 10% Clay - 10% Silt).

Production notes

The grapes go through cold maceration for 5 days at 10ºC. The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 10 days. 12 months in barrel (35% new). Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage. 85% French, 15% American oak.

Tasting notes

The Catena Malbec Appellation Vista Flores shows a dark violet color with black reflections. The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark and red fruit aromas with delicate floral notes of lavender and violet, and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and full with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, well-integrated tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

James Suckling, April 2020

A rich, dark-plum and purple-berry nose here with violets and spiced currants, as well as freshly baked biscuits. The palate has such clarity and openness with smoothly delivered, fresh, ripe plums at the gently spicy finish. Drink now.

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