New release honors master blender D.V. Catena, an early pioneer of Argentine wines
RICHMOND, Va., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MundoVino, a member of The Winebow Group, is proud to introduce the newly released D.V. Catena Tinto Histórico as part of the Catena wines' portfolio.
"My grandfather Domingo, D.V. Catena, was famous for his Tinto Buenos Aires blend, which was served in the capital's European-style bistros at the turn of the century," said Dr. Laura Catena, fourth generation vintner and Managing Director of Bodega Catena Zapata. "He was a true artisan, and blending was his greatest talent, one that he passed on to my father."
Domingo Vicente Catena, better known as Don Domingo, was the son of Nicola Catena, who founded the Bodega Catena Zapata winery in 1902. He was also the father of Nicolás Catena Zapata, who revolutionized Argentine winemaking in the 1990s with a focus on high altitude viticulture and vineyard research, efforts that continue today with his daughter, Dr. Catena.
Domingo's Tinto Buenos Aires was made from a blend of grapes from the old vines of Maipú and fruit grown in La Consulta in the southern Uco Valley, the site of Catena's present Nicasia vineyard. The dark-colored wine was sold in casks, shipped to Buenos Aires and bottled there for sale.
D.V. Catena Tinto Histórico is made from 92 percent Malbec and 8 percent Petit Verdot, a combination that is similar to the original Tinto Buenos Aires blend. "In some years, Don Domingo added Bonarda to the blend, and we plan to include it in future bottlings of the Tinto Histórico," added Dr. Catena.
The grapes are grown in four high altitude estate vineyards owned by the Catena family: Adrianna, Angélica, El Cepillo, and La Pirámide. The wine captures both the spirit of the original and that era in Buenos Aires when Domingo's wine was enjoyed in restaurants everywhere.
The D.V. Catena Tinto Histórico 2014 will be available nationally in April with a suggested retail price of $21.00.
MundoVino, a member of The Winebow Group, is a voyage of authentic taste and exceptional discovery that redefines the Old and New Worlds. With a portfolio that comprises a comprehensive collection of wineries reflecting the very best of Argentina, Chile, Spain, Portugal, and beyond, MundoVino represents some of the most iconic, family-owned properties in these areas, as well as a new generation of winemakers dedicated to innovation and quality. These producers craft vintages of pure character that capture the unique essence of their terroirs, regions, and histories. For more information about MundoVino and its portfolio, please visit www.mundovinoimports.com.
About Bodega Catena Zapata
Bodega Catena Zapata has been at the forefront of wine culture in Argentina since their vineyards were first planted in 1902. Over the past 40 years, the pioneering vision and tireless work ethic of Nicolás Catena Zapata has been rewarded by the fact that Argentine wine now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best wines in the world. Nicolás Catena Zapata is the only South American to have received both Decanter's Man of the Year Award and Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award. Under the current direction of winemaker and managing director Dr. Laura Catena, Bodega Catena Zapata continues to lead Argentina into the next century of winemaking, balancing a ceaseless study of Argentina's high altitude climate and soils with the family's century-old heritage. For more information about Bodega Catena Zapata, please visit www.catenawines.com.
SOURCE MundoVino, a Member of The Winebow Group