Vineyard: This Pinot Noir vineyard is located in Gualtallary near Tupungato at almost 5,000 feet in elevation.
Orientation: The vineyard is at 4,710 feet in elevation.
Soil: Limestone rich steep hillside vineyard.
Viticulture: The vines are all ungrafted and average 15 years in age. All the work is done by hand including the harvest.
Vinification: No fining or filtering and no use of press wine.
Aging: 12 months in French oak: 70% second-use and 30% new.
Production: 2,000 cases
Notes: Luca is named after Laura Catena’s son. The family crest (the McDermott family) that appears in the label’s background is that of Laura’s husband, Dan. Laura is continually inspired by the synthesis of cultures in her own family, and this international inspiration infuses the style and quality of her wines. Beautiful garnet color with aromas of wild strawberries, saddle leather and cola root. A complex Pinot with notes of leather, spice, and cherry/raspberry confiture on the palate. Amazing aroma and finishes with an enjoyable Burgundian bent. Pairs well with foods such as lamb chops, grilled salmon, roasted duck or chicken, and game birds. Pinot lovers may just go ahead and drink it all by itself!