Nose

The nose is dominated by delicate red berries and plum, laced with leather and subtle vanilla oak.

Palate

DV Catena Pinot Noir is an elegant and complex wine. A sweet, soft entry leads to an unctuous and complex wine, with smooth, ripe tannins that contribute to the final harmony and balance of the wine.

Growing Conditions

Vineyards: “Domingo”, Villa Bastías, Tupungato, 3,770’elevation. “Adrianna”, Gualtallary, Tupungato, 4,757’elevation.

Harvest

Low yields due to moderate frosts in the UCO Valley, an early harvest, and perfect balance. Laura Catena’s favorite vintage since 1995. After Harvest 2016, the smallest and coldest in three decades thanks to El Niño, Mendoza's wine producers were mourning their empty wineries and hoping for a big crop. But only Mother Nature gets to decide, and in 2017 we had another year of small yields—especially in the UCO Valley where most of our family’s vineyards are located. Spring frosts brought on by dryer and slightly cooler weather resulted in lower yields, and the UCO Valley Malbec was down 55%.

Winemaking

Selected yeast. 13 days fermentation in Frenck oak barrels. Max. Ferm.Temp: 20-28º C.

Aging

8-12 months in French oak barrels.

Appearance

A brick-red colour.