Andres Blanchard & Javier Catena
Cabernet Franc, Malbec
A special selection of 3 different parcels from our 45 year old vineyard in La Consulta.
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.
The wine is aged for 10-12 months in 100% French oak.
The Chento Vineyard Selection Malbec has a profound dark, violet color with rubicund highlights. In the nose it has black fruits, spices and violets aromas followed by some mineral and graphite notes. Great concentration and very well balanced acidity along with soft silky tannins, ripe plum, chocolate flavors and persistent finish.