Original
3 Ratings
Catena Viñas Altamira Malbec

Wine Details

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

Argentina

Wine Description

(2014 Vintage) For 100 years the Catena family has been making wine in the premier grape growing region of Mendoza, Argentina. Their wines are exported to major markets around the world and have received universal acclaim from some of the most prominent wine critics. The Catena family roots, like those of the Mondavi and Gallo families, lie deep in the fertile Italian wine growing province of Marche, Italy. Like other Italian immigrants to Argentina, Nicola Catena settled in Mendoza at the end of the 19th century, which at the time was just developing a reputation as a prime grape growing region. In 1902, he planted his first vineyard in the desert soil of Mendoza and began producing wine for the domestic market. His eldest son, Domingo, soon took responsibility for the family business.Thrifty, industrious and savvy marketeers, the Catenas steadily increased their vineyards and winemaking capacity to become one of Argentina's largest and most prosperous wine producing families. In 1963 grandson Nicholas took over the family business and runs it to this day. This wine is extremely limited so grab a couple of bottles while we still have it.

Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (2014 Vintage)