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3.9
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4.3

Catena Appellation Paraje Altamira Malbec

Catena
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionMendoza
Alcohol Level
Country
Argentina
SubregionParaje Altamira
Drinking Window
GrapesMalbec
Wine Description:
Catena Appellation Paraje Altamira Malbec is a premium wine produced by the renowned Catena family in Argentina. The wine is made from Malbec grapes grown in the high-altitude vineyards of the Paraje Altamira appellation, known for its unique terroir and ideal growing conditions. The vineyards are characterized by their stony soils, which provide excellent drainage and impart mineral notes to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation in small batches and aging in French oak barrels. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant expression of Malbec, with notes of dark fruit, spice, and a long, smooth finish. It is a perfect choice for wine enthusiasts looking for a high-quality, terroir-driven wine from Argentina. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich, deep aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry
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Cons:
  • Not as much depth and complexity

User Rating:

3.9
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.3

Wine Expert Note:

This Catena Appellation Paraje Altamira Malbec is a stunningly complex and concentrated expression of the Malbec grape. It offers an intense bouquet of ripe dark fruits, with hints of violet and freshly ground pepper. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and structured, with abundant tannins and a long, lingering finish. The complexity and balance of flavor elements make this a great wine for enjoying with food. 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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