Vino sazreva 14 meseci u malim buradima od francuskog hrasta (225 l). Vino intezivno zlatno žute boje. Na mirisu nudi zrele voćne arome kruške I breskve, koje se prepliću sa delikatnim citrusnim I cvetnim notama Jasmina. Na ukusu bogat i koncentrovan sa aromama zrele kruške, jabuke, suve kajsije I dunje. Bogate I kremaste strukture.
The 2010 Alta Catena Chardonnay includes just a touch of botrytis that Alejandro Vigil believes adds a little complexity. That is evident on the bouquet, which offers wild honey, jasmine, nectarine and crushed stone aromas that are well-defined. The palate has good weight on the entry, with subtle notes of orange zest, dried apricot, quince and shaved ginger. It builds in the mouth, delivering a very focused, intense finish that you could say, sits comfortably between Old World and New.
Stefan Tanzer - review
Bright medium yellow. Subtle stone fruits and brown spices along with a carnal, truffley nuance on the perfumed, very ripe nose. Juicy, suave and fresh in the mouth, showing a more unctuous texture than the regular 2011 chardonnay but with plenty of framing energy. The peach and ginger flavors display excellent depth. Finishes dry and stony, with insistent minerality and a dusty talc-like texture.
Wine enthusiast - review
Among Argentinean Chardonnays, Catena’s Alta is among the very best. This vintage supplies toasty apple, pear and banana aromas in front of a fresh, full-bodied palate that’s clean, pure and Burgundian in character. Flavors of baked apple, oak and spice lead to a long finish.