Named after her eldest son, Luca is the label of Laura Catena, the Huffington Post guest blogger, Harvard graduate (with a Medical degree from Stanford), and, of course, daughter of Nicolas Catena.
Varietals Produced at Luca
From vineyards in Mendoza (Lujan de Cuyo and Agrelo) and Uco Valley, winemaker Luis Reginato produces concentrated, classy Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Chardonnay, each bearing supple, fleshy textures and superb sweetness of fruit. The flagship Beso de Dante is a blend of Cabernet and Malbec. Catena's Chardonnay offers exotic but vibrant aromas and flavors of apricot and soft citrus fruits, with judicious use of new oak. These wines are serious but utterly quaffable; it's no surprise Luca is so well regarded by both critics and the public and has developed a passionate following, particularly in Argentina, Brazil, and northern Europe.