D.V. Catena, Tinto Histórico
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D.V. Catena, Tinto Histórico - 2019

Item # 46322 750mL

Made as an hommage to Catena's founder Domingo Vicente, this dry red blend seeks to recreate his famous red wine. Malbec, with Bonarda and Petit Verdot from both old and young vines, this is a dark-fruited medium-bodied red. Pair with the classic bife de lomo with chimichurri.

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The Catena family revolutionized Argentinian wine with their focus on the Malbec grape, altering the perception of a country known for bulk wine into one to be looked at for world-class expressions of fine wine worthy of comparisons to the greatest of Europe. This blend is made to honor the legacy of Don Domingo Vicente Catena, whose talents as a "Master of the Assemblage" captivated the clientele of the finest restaurants in Buenos Aires during the beginnings of the 20th century. Through the combination of high-elevation Uco Valley Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Bonarda, this smooth, full-bodied blend is brought back to life for us to enjoy anywhere! Blackberries, plums, violets, and spices come together to create a memorable drinking experience.




Ever tried a sparkling Malbec? A Patagonian Pinot Noir? Argentine winemakers have long been in a position to experiment, most often with very tasty results. Many grapes flourish here, but none have been as commercially successful as Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the great undiscovered gems is Torrontés, a fresh, aromatic white variety that is best enjoyed young. The red Bonarda grape is another approachable yet little-known variety that thrives here. If you prefer your red wines spicy,...

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In Italy, there are three grape varieties that go by the name Bonarda: one is actually the Croatina grape, one is actually Uva Rara, and one is Bonarda Piemontese. The last produces aromatic, quite drinkable red wines, but it is not widely grown because of its low yields. Bonarda is also the name of Argentina's second most widely planted red wine grape - but here, too, it could be a misnomer: some experts believe that Argentinian Bonarda, which is often blended with the country's beloved...

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Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular over the years, even in its Bordeaux home. Its South American renaissance has ensured, however, that...

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