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Catena Chardonnay

20.95

The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although we have found that most of the Catena wines are consumed shortly after release, we are pleased to see that they age beautifully for ten to twenty years. Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza’s high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity. The Catena Chardonnay combines the unique expressions of three high altitude vineyard sites. The wine shows an intense greenish colour with yellow notes. The extraordinary combination of these vineyards offer honey and tropical fruit flavours while lending notes of citrus, pears, peaches, and white flowers with a strong minerality and a delicate note of vanilla.

Whole cluster pressed; fermented, sur lies, in barrels and stainless steel. Wild yeasts. Elevates: 10 months in French oak. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage – First, Second and third use barrels used. 40% does not undergo malolactic fermentation. The mouthfeel is clean, with a fresh, clean acidity. This wine would be a fantastic companion a variety of poultry dishes, dishes finished with a Nantua sauce, or to a rich seafood dish like Shrimp and Herb Risotto.

2012
Chardonnay
Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina
14%
Unoaked
Full
Standard Bottle (750ml)
Fish, Shellfish, Salad, Light pasta

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