Catena Malbec 1999

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$23.49
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $19.99
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Item No. 41153
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE93
  • ST88
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Winemaker's Notes

The Catena 1999 Malbec (from the Lulunta Vineyard) has a deep dark violet color with shades of black. The nose offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis fruit interlaced with traces of vanilla and tobacco. The mouth feel is soft and smooth with ripe concentrated fruit flavors seamlessly interwoven with notes of pan grille and cedar. The wine has a long and persistent finish of soft velvety tannins.

The Lulunta Vineyard was planted more than 60 years ago with a density of about 5,700 vines/ha. (2,300 vines/acres). The soil, of sand and shallow clay over a stony subsoil, allows for excellent drainage. Trellising is over three wires at a height of 1.75 meters. The results of ideal soil and climate condition together with meticulous pruning, irrigation and canopy management are low yields of small berries with extremely concentrate flavors and round velvety tannins.

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Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers. The Catena family began making wine in Mendoza in 1902. Nicolas Catena, third generation family vintner, was one of the first to see the potential of Mendoza's mountain vineyards for producing high quality Malbec. In 1994, he became the first Argentine to exprot a world-class bottling of Malbec under the...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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