Malbec Argentino

“An association between two cultures, two families and two grapes”
The idea of a partnership between the Rothschild and the Catena families was born in 1999. The Catena family has been producing wines for four generations, their vast knowledge of the high altitude terroirs of Mendoza has ranked them amongst Argentina’s most reknown Malbec producers. With Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) unparalleled know-how in producing great Cabernet Sauvignon, their aim is to produce a wine combining French and Argentinian cultures and the two signature grapes of both families.

The vintage
2020 vintage was historical in many ways. It has been the earliest vintage in the last 50 years !
Following a dry and prolonged mild winter at the foothills of the Andes, the sunny days of spring allowed for an early bud burst and flowering. The good weather prevailed over the rest of the season, with low rainfall. The abnormally warm vintage, especially in March, led to our earliest vintage ever. All the grapes reached phenolic ripeness in a very short time span this year. The absence of rain during the harvest allowed the grapes to reach the winery in excellent conditions.
The harvest started on the 10th of March in Altamira and finished on the 26th of March with grapes from San Pablo.
Varietals
Malbec : 100%

Tasting notes
The robe is Intense, deep red in colour.
The nose is pure and expressive with notes of violets, black fruit and a touch of mint. On the palate, the wine is round and delicate with soft tannins, displaying generous aromas of blueberry, blackberry and cassis. Well-balanced, with a good persistence on the finish.