2020 Ernesto Catena Padrillos Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

Lively Mendoza Malbec, organically-grown in the foothills of the Andes by Argentina's 'wine poet'.


Rated 4.5 stars
2 Reviews

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About The Wine

The Padrillos range of wines are a reflection of Ernesto Catena's passion for horses and polo - Padrillos meaning stallions.

This is the perfect gateway into the heady world of Ernesto's Malbecs. It's a fresher look at the variety, all red fruits, dried meats and smooth, silky tannins.

It's fantastic buying for the bucks. A real cracker of a Malbec for all fans of this Argentinian variety.

About Ernesto Catena

Ernesto Catena, born and bred in Mendoza and a fourth generation winemaker, seeks to highlight the best grape varieties of Valle de Uco and put them up in lights. He is the son of the great Nicholas Catena who 'wrote the book' on Argentine wine in the 1980's.

He sees himself more an artist than a winemaker, channeling the influences of art, culture and the unique Mendoza altitude and climate into each bottle he creates. Known as the "Wine Poet", Ernesto is one of the leading producers of this remote and breathtaking Argentinian region.

Over time Ernesto and his team designed their organic and biodynamic vineyard and farm as a kind of earth sculpture, to be enjoyed from the sky, much as the ancient Maya and the Inca people planned their cities to be gazed upon by the gods.

Ernesto Catena Vineyards
Ernesto Catena Vineyards
Mendoza, Argentina
Additional Info

From The Producer

The winery believes in organic and biodynamic agriculture and the connection between us, nature and the universe. We look for our vineyard to reflect our beliefs.

So to understand completely who we are and where we come from, it’s necessary to visit us in Vista Flores, Mendoza, at the foothills of the Andes.

Blend : Malbec (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Andes foothills
Andes foothills
Mendoza, Argentina
Customer Reviews
Rated 4.5 stars
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2 reviews
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    Juan V.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    3 months ago
    Great value for money

    Easy to drink. A little less body that the usual Malbec and not as earthy with low acidity and berries after tones. Feels younger than it’s age.

    I recon it would age well over next3 ys. Max.

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    Louise R.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Fabulous Malbec

    I was enticed by the fabulous label on this bottle and the wine did not disappoint. So easy to drink and so sad once the bottle was finished. Highly recommend.

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