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Catena Appellation Lunlunta Old Vines Malbec

Catena
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionMendoza
Alcohol Level
Country
Argentina
SubregionLunlunta
Drinking Window
GrapesMalbec
Wine Description:
Catena Appellation Lunlunta Old Vines Malbec is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the Lunlunta appellation, this Malbec is made from grapes sourced from old vines, which adds depth and complexity to the wine. The vineyard features unique characteristics that contribute to the wine's distinct flavor profile. The winemaking process involves careful selection and gentle handling of the grapes to preserve their natural qualities. The result is a wine with a rich and velvety texture, vibrant fruit flavors, and a long, elegant finish. This Malbec embodies the style and finesse that wine enthusiasts seek, making it a standout choice for any occasion. Read more
Pros:
  • Intense and concentrated flavors
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Cons:
  • May require some aging to fully develop its potential
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User Rating:

4.2
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

The Catena Appellation Lunlunta Old Vines Malbec is a remarkable wine that showcases the unique characteristics of the Lunlunta appellation in Mendoza, Argentina. This Malbec is crafted from old vines, which contribute to its depth and complexity. In the glass, this wine displays a deep, ruby red color with violet hues. On the nose, it offers an enticing bouquet of ripe blackberries, plums, and cherries, accompanied by subtle hints of vanilla and spice. These aromas are a testament to the wine's careful oak aging, which adds a layer of elegance to the overall profile. On the palate, the Catena Appellation Lunlunta Old Vines Malbec is full-bodied and velvety, with a smooth texture that coats the mouth. The ripe fruit flavors continue to shine, with notes of blackberry jam, dark chocolate, and a touch of tobacco. The wine's well-integrated tannins provide structure and balance, while the vibrant acidity adds freshness and liveliness to the finish. This Malbec is a perfect match for grilled meats, such as steak or lamb, as well as hearty dishes like braised short ribs or mushroom risotto. It can also be enjoyed on its own, allowing you to fully appreciate its complexity and character. Overall, the Catena Appellation Lunlunta Old Vines Malbec is a superb wine that exemplifies the quality and craftsmanship of the Catena family. Its rich flavors, elegant structure, and long finish make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a truly exceptional Malbec experience. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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