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Catena Malbec 2003

Catena Malbec 2003

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 82999
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE93
  • ST88
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2003 Catena Malbec presents an opaque violet, almost blackish color typical of top quality Argentine Malbec. This microclimate blend of three unique vineyard sites offers intense aromatics with rich, concentrated flavors, and a soft generous texture. The Angelica vineyard lends ripe plum and chocolate flavors with a very soft, supple mouthfeel. The Uxmal vineyard offers blackberry fruit with spicy black pepper notes. The Altamira vineyard brings a core of black currant and cassis, with excellent structure and length.

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Learn About Catena Map ItMap It

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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