Appellation: Uco Valley
Varieties: 60% Malbec and 40% Syrah
Terroir: 3,215ft average altitude
Winemaking: The vines are all ungrafted with an average age of 15 years; Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks; No press wine nor is the wine fined or filtered; Aged for 12 months in French oak (25% is new and 75% is 1 year used); Organic and biodynamic certified; Regenerative agriculture/no-till practicing
"Tikal was founded by Ernesto Catena, a 4th generation winemaker of Italian descent who, having spent a part of his life working as a designer and being a fervent student of Renaissance humanism, sees it as his mission to transform everything in his wine world into art, from growing the grapes to making wine to selling it.
From the beginning, Ernesto searched for people with a strong creative drive to make sure that the right values stood at the core of the company. Teamwork is at the center of everything they do, from farming to winemaking and business decisions. They want their work to be fun, intense, and meaningful. They don’t fear mistakes, but rather they want to learn from them because for them that’s the only way to learn. They strive for perfection not only in their wines but also in the spirit with which they make them. To share a meal, to enjoy the fruits of their labor-these are the things that matter to them." Polaner Selections