A perfect casual drinking wine. Fresh, juicy, red and blue fruit. A silky, flavoursome palate and great length. Great at a BBQ. Drink over the next 24 months.
The Catena family are pioneers of Mendoza. They have carved out a fine empire based on making quality wines from region that put Argentina on the wine map.
Mendoza – Without question the jewel in the crown of Argentina. A large region. Lots of young and innovative producers have moved in and are slowly mapping out sub-regions and single vineyards of note. Look out for great Malbec but lots of experimentation means you can find all sorts of wonderful wines.
Malbec – Native to South West France, Malbec is a minor player in Bordeaux and the major grape in the underappreciated Cahors. It has long been the star of Argentina. It makes wines that are intense, tannic, dark fruited with nice acidity. Perfect match for a country that consumes a lot of meat.