Luca Malbec 2017
Laura Catena, daughter of Argentine wine pioneer Nicolás Catena, is fulfilling her vision of creating a new breed of Argentine wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and true to their individual terroirs. She starts with some of Argentina’s best fruit from low-yield, high elevation vineyards. State-of-the-art winemaking and oak aging (primarily French) elevate the wines to a quality level demanded by true wine connoisseurs. The final varietal blends deliver power along with complexity and finesse. They are the ultimate expression of rigorous vineyard management, viticultural experimentation, strict irrigation controls, skilled winemaking, and a quest for quality at any cost.
|Region||Argentina, Uco Valley|
Wine EnthusiastA dark, dense color and bold berry aromas laced with tight-grained oak notes and related vanilla, spice and cinnamon accents are quite the draw. This full-flavored Malbec is medium in depth and driven by ripe fruit and wiry acidity. Blackberry, cassis and creamy, almost fatty oak flavors finish with medium length. Drink now through 2024.
VinousBright ruby. Vibrant scents of dark berries, bitter chocolate and violet. Sweeter and a bit lusher than the Malbec Paraje Altamira even if it doesn't have quite that wine's underlying minerality, complexity or juicy lift. But the intense black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors are palate-saturating and satisfying. The pliant finish features substantial broad, lush tannins. (a blend of vineyards)