Raise a Glass to Messi with Catena Alta

Though Lionel Messi hasn’t played soccer, or football, in his home country of Argentina for some time, today he is clearly the hero of the football-loving nation. He is being celebrated for his dynamic two-goal scoring finally in Sunday’s World Cup finale. And if you missed it, you missed quite the show! (We highly recommend a YouTube visit to catch the highlights).

As we love Argentina’s wines as much as we loved watching the 35-year-old dynamo win his first World Cup, we raise our glass of Argentine wine to the star, toasting with Catena Alta’s stunning Historic Rows Chardonnay. From high-elevation, Catena family vineyards, including Adrianna, at almost 5,000 feet elevation, and Domingo, at 3,700 feet elevation, both ideally suited for producing high-quality Chardonnay fruit. Rich and warming while bringing structure, intensity, and power (much like Messi), the wine is 100% barrel fermented and aged in partially new French oak with aggressive battonage or stirring of the lees. With well-rounded wine layers of golden citrus, ripe apple, pear, creamy honey, fresh cream, hazelnut, and toasted allspice. A delicious, inviting wine, perfect with your holiday dinner of roasted turkey, a feast of the seven fishes, or even a crown roast of pork.

#Cheers and bravo to Messi!