10% Discount on all orders when you buy 12 bottles (excludes wines already discounted)

Catena Malbec 2016

€21.95
In stock
This is one of the best value wines that we sell - a textbook Malbec that is ripe and full, smooth and versatile and very good value!

Malbec shows a dark violet colour with deep bluish - black tones. The nose has ripe, concentrated dark fruit aromas with delicate floral notes and traces of vanilla and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and lush, with concentrated black cherry and red currant fruit flavours layered with sweet spices, tobacco and a touch of leather. The finish is soft with supple tannins that have bright, crisp acidity and a flinty minerality which gives the wine exceptional length.
Delivery nationwide: only €7.50
FREE when you buy 12 bottles or spend €150

The Catena family has conducted extensive research into the soils and microclimates of Mendoza's high altitude wine country in the foothills of the Andes mountains. At different altitudes, the family’s Malbec vineyards express a unique profile of aromas and flavours: the ripe plum fruit flavours and silky texture of the Angelica vineyard (2,850’ elevation); the dark fruit character and pepper notes of the La Pirámide vineyard (3,100’ elevation); the black cherry aromas and excellent structure of the Altamira vineyard (3,870’ elevation); the explosive floral aromatics full, concentrated mouthfeel of the Adrianna vineyard (5,000’). So, the blend of these components is an attempt to make a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity. And it really works! The 2008 Catena



Malbec shows a dark violet colour with deep bluish - black tones. The nose has ripe, concentrated dark fruit aromas with delicate floral notes and traces of vanilla and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and lush, with concentrated black cherry and red currant fruit flavours layered with sweet spices, tobacco and a touch of leather. The finish is soft with supple tannins that have bright, crisp acidity and a flinty minerality which gives the wine exceptional length.


Now for the techy stuff... The fruit for the Catena Malbec undergoes a short pre-fermentation, cold maceration for 5 days at a temperature of 48° F. This process allows for excellent extraction of aromas and colours. The juice is then fermented between 75 - 80°F. These moderate temperatures allow for wonderful mid-palate extraction while avoiding any harsh or bitter tannins.


The wine is aged in a blend of French and American oak for 12 months, with 35% new oak adding wonderful layers of complexity but without ever dominating the drinking experience. Wonderful!


More Information
Grape type Malbec
Drinking style Big, bold, powerful
Country/Region Argentina/Mendoza, Argentina
Goes well with Roast Turkey, Roast Chicken, Blue Cheese, Lamb, Beef, Roast Meats, Game, Barbecue, Cheeses
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FREE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OF 12 BOTTLES OR €150

Delivery is free on all orders of 12 or more or on any order over €150, anywhere in Ireland. For smaller orders our standard delivery charge is only €7.50 per delivery address.

10% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU BUY 12 BOTTLES

Along with FREE delivery, you'll also get 10% off. 10% discount is offered on all wines not already on offer, in the case of products being on promotion or discounted then no further discount applies.

FROM CLICKS TO BRICKS: BUY ONLINE, PICK UP IN-STORE

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