Ernesto Catena Vineyards Tikal Patriota Argentina Red Wine 750 mL
92 RATING VINOUS MEDIA for 2017 vintage
“A blend of Malbec with 40% Syrah from Vistaflores, aged for eight months in 20% new oak, four-fifths French and one-fifth American. Bright purple in hue, it delivers aromas of red currant and raspberry plus hints of flesh and violet over an inviting mint note that is then followed by sweet spices kept in a pencil box. The palate is flavorsome, loose and sugary with a smooth, thirst-quenching fluidity.”
VINES 60% Malbec, 40% Bonarda
AGING 70% in French oak of which 40% is new, and 30% in 2nd use American oak.
VINEYARD Bonarda comes from Rivadavia and the Malbec from the Tikal Vineyard in Vista Flores and some from Altamira as well.
ORIENTATION Average vineyard altitude is 2840 feet
VINIFICATION no fining and no filtering.