Andres Blanchard & Javier Catena
Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Chento Single Lot comes from a single parcel within the La Consulta vineyard. The vines here are 45 years old and express elegance, complexity, and concentration.
The wine goes through a cold pre-fermentation maceration to preserve primary aromas. Then, a series of delestages and pumpovers take place during fermentation for a more balanced extraction. The juice is fermented for about 14 days at low temepreatures and is followed by a post-fermentation maceration.
Aged for 10-12 months in 100% Frenc oak
The Chento Single Lot Malbec has a profound dark, color with rubicund highlights. In the nose it has black fruits, spices and violets aromas coming from the 95% Malbec followed by some mineral and graphite notes from our 3% Cabernet Franc and some herbal notes coming from 2% Petit Verdot. Great concentration and very well balanced acidity along with soft silky tannins, ripe plum, chocolate flavors and persistent finish.