CATENA ZAPATA ARGENTINO VINEYARD MALBEC 2019 750 ML

The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits.

WINERY

CATENA ZAPATA

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COUNTRY

ARGENTINA


Price:
$119.99

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits.

  • RATING JS 99 PTS

  • COMPOSICION VARIETAL 100% Malbec
  • ACIDEZ 5.9 g/l
  • ORIGEN Mendoza, Argentina.
  • AGING 12 months in barrel.
  • SERVING TEMPERATURE 16–18 ºC
  • COLOR Dark violet color with ruby reflections
  • CLIMATE Dry and continental
  • PALATE It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits.
  • AROMA The nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones.

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ABOUT THE WINERY: CATENA ZAPATA

Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers. The Catena family began making wine in Mendoza in 1902. Nicolas Catena, third generation family vintner, was one of the first to see the potential of Mendoza's mountain vineyards for producing high quality Malbec. In 1994, he became the first Argentine to exprot a world-class bottling of Malbec under the Catena label. Nicolas is joined by his daughter, Dr. Laura Catena, in their relentless pursuit of world-class quality from the family's high altitude vineyards. Laura has done extensive work in introducing Malbec and other varietal plant selections, soil and climate analysis, and sustainable practices throughout Mendoza. Head winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, has been at Catena Zapata since 2002 and works with Laura and Nicolas to make wines that express the family's vineyards and palate.

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