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Bodegas Catena Zapata - Catena Alta Malbec 2016

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Description

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Wine tasting notes

This a dark purple coloured wine, with an intense nose of ripe berry fruits with layers of cinnamon and spice. This elegant, full-bodied Malbec has rich cassis and blackcurrant fruit flavours interwoven with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper.

Winery Information

Bodegas Catena Zapata

In 1902, Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery has remained under family control — now in its fourth generation — and is one of the few family-owned wine companies in Argentina that remains in Argentine hands. Owned today by Nicolás Catena and his daughter Laura, Bodega Catena Zapata is known as the pioneer of fine wine from Argentina, and Nicolás is recognized as the vintner who revolutionized wine quality in Argentina. A.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinification Notes

Vineyard lots are harvested at different times to ensure optimal natural acidity and moderate alcohol levels. Whole berries are hand loaded into small format fermentation bins and 225-500 L barrels; lots from each vineyard are treated individually; fermentation and maceration last for 10 – 35 days; 30% cold maceration. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel; wine undergoes active battonage to protect it and drastically reduce the amount of SO2 needed. Aged for 18 months in French oak.