Catena Alta Chardonnay 2003
Chardonnay from Argentina, South America
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The grapes for Catena Alta Chardonnay come from Catena'a Adrianna vineyard. The Adrianna vineyard (named after Nicolas Catena's youngest daughter), located at 5,000 feet elevation in the Gualtallary district of Tupungato, is the highest vineyard in all of Mendoza. Sandy and lime soils with a rocky sub-soil allow for excellent drainage. The lower average temperature and wide thermal amplitude of this unique microclimate have so far shown incredible potential, providing fruit with explosive aromatics, rich condentrated flavors, excellent natural acidity and pure elegance of style.
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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 Catena label. Nicolas is joined by his daughter, Dr. Laura... View More