Catena Zapata DV Catena Tinto Historico Red Blend 2016
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco|
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 DV Catena Tinto Histórico is an homage to the wine produced by Domingo Vicente Catena, Nicolas Catena's father, famous for producing elegant red blends. It's 72% Malbec, 21% Bonarda and 7% Petit Verdot from a specific plot in their Angelica vineyard that has this varietal mix in the field. The grapes were picked together and had a five-day cold soak before fermenting at the same time in stainless steel and then maturing in mostly French and some American oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, depending on the lot. It's very harmonious, and the varieties are nicely assembled. It's very classical, with polished tannins and supple flavors. 54,000 bottles were filled in April 2018. Drink Date: 2018-2021.