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Catena Alta Chardonnay 2011

Catena Alta Chardonnay 750ml 2011       
Sku: 1768665

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At almost 5,000 feet elevation in the Andean foothills, the Adrianna vineyard's pebble covered soils and cool climate are ideal for growing Chardonnay. The fruit from the Adrianna vineyard has a purity of flavors and a minerality that is particular to this vineyard and can not be found anywhere else in Mendoza. Catena Alta Chardonnay is made from a special lot, rows 5 through 38, of the Adrianna vineyard. This wine undergoes a demanding selection process in both the vineyard and the winery.

 Wine Spectator 90 points (Oct 15 2013)
Compact, with well-integrated acidity supporting the layers of pineapple, green plum and chalk that unfold with spice and licorice on the fine finish. Drink now. 1,400 cases imported. –NW
 Wine Advocate 92 points (Apr 2014)
The 2011 Catena Alta Chardonnay is sourced from the Adrianna (Gualtallary), and Domingo (named after Nicolas Catena’s father, and is located in Villa Bastias in Tupungato at 1,120 meters altitude) vineyards. Despite 2011 being cooler the wine is 14% alcohol, riper and fresher (Acidity (grams/liter) 7.30, pH: 3.22). They always use the same vineyards and the same part of the vineyards for the Alta range, mostly from Adrianna and a little from Domingo. This is golden-colored, and a little more tropical, more marked by the oak, with a toasty and somehow honeyed character already developing (some 6-7% of the grapes developed botrytis). The palate is medium-bodied and round, with a pleasant bitter finish. More exuberant, rounder. Drink 2014-2019.

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Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
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