The nose is dominated by delicate red berries and plum, laced with leather and subtle vanilla oak.
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.
Vineyards: “Domingo”, Villa Bastías, Tupungato, 3,770’elevation. “Adrianna”, Gualtallary, Tupungato, 4,757’elevation.
Many in Mendoza have started calling 2015 "el año Bordelés", or "the Bordelais year" because of the cool summer, early autumn rains and generally low alcohols and high acidities in the main red varieties. The best Malbecs of 2015 have a refinement and elegance that only occur in very cool years. What was key in the 2014-2015 season was parcelization and low-yields farming. The Malbec in parcels with stony and limestone soils were undisputed super-stars. Because of the warm winter, the harvest was between 10 and 15 days earlier than usual.
Selected yeast. 13 days fermentation in Frenck oak barrels. Max. Ferm.Temp: 20-28º C.
8-12 months in French oak barrels.
A brick-red colour.