This week we travel to majestic Argentina to explore a range of wines and styles, all from the same house - Bodega Catena.
Bodega Catena is situated in Argentinas prime wine region Mendoza. The iconic winery is shaped like a pyramid, with architect techniques from the Mayan culture. The backdrop is the mighty Andes mountains, that sets the scene of the growing environment for the grapes.
As indicated on the label, Catena wines come from high altitudes vineyards ranging from 800 meters to 1500 meters above sea level. This is very high for vineyards, no matter where in the world you are. And the altitude affects the grapes, and then again the wines.
The main variety in Argentina is the Malbec grape, that produces red wines. For whites it's the world famous Chardonnay grape that rule. Some obscure varieties are found in whites, but we're not focusing on them. Cabernet Sauvignon is popular and some Pinot Noir is also used for reds.
Our wine of the week pick
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