Javier Catena's family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza for over four generations. Cuarto Dominio's "Lote 44" wines come from a special lot selection in the high altitude vineyards of the Uco Valley in Mendoza, which sit 1,100 meters above sea level. The soil is sandy and rocky. The climate typically presents hot days and colder nights, with a considerable temperature variation.Lote 44 Malbec pairs well with red meats, roasted poultry and a wide variety of cuisines, such as: Mexican, Cajun, Indian and Italian.
Dark purple with violet highlights
Black cherry, vanilla and mocha aromas
Unique and distinctive character, rich with black cherry and currant flavors, a luxurious mouthfeel and rip, silky tannins.
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Length/Type of Fermentation:
The wines go through a cold, pre-fermentary maceration to preserve primary aromas, then a series of delestages and pumpovers during fermentation for a more balanced extraction. The juice is fermented for about 12 days at low temperatures, followed by a post-fermentation maceration.
Length/Type of Aging:
The wine spends about 6 months in French Oak