Colour: Dark ruby
Aroma: The nose is very rich in caramelized black fruit, loads of spice and black cherry cola aromas with notes of cocoa.
Palate: A kind of contradiction, but very rich. Acidity plays an important role here, refreshing the flavors, while the tannins are firm and taut. The berry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has good depth leading to an incredibly long finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec
Aging: 70% of the wine is aged in old barrels for 1 year
Awards: 93pts – James Suckling
History of Luca
Laura Catena has a vision of creating a new breed of Argentina wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and true to their individual terroirs. Laura Catena is a fourth generation winemaker, daughter of Nicolas Catena, 2009 Decanter Man of the Year. In 1999, Laura Catena founded LUCA winery to explore the quality potential of small old vine family owned vineyards in the Uco Valley region of Mendoza. They are the ultimate expression of rigorous vineyard management, viticultural experimentation, strict irrigation controls, skilled winemaking, and a quest for quality at any cost.