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Catena Chardonnay 2020

Catena Chardonnay



/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

The Catena Chardonnay is a white with structure and all the aromatic richness characteristic of wines made by this Mendoza winery. Used in its production are Chardonnay grapes emanating from three vineyards (Agrelo, Villa Bastías and Gualtallary) and the wine delightfully picks up the complexity of the three locations, appearing balsamic, expressive, full of life and fruit, yellow fruits, with an oak undertone perfectly blended as found in all Catena wines, thanks to the reduction in recent vintages of the proportion both of wine that undergoes malolactic fermentation (15%) and of new barrels (only 20%). Crisp in texture and mineral, it's a fantastic Chardonnay from the Argentinian Andes.

Ratings and awards

202090 PK92 SK
201992 PK15.5 JR92 SK
201891 PK92 SK
201791 PK90 SK
201692 SK
201591 PK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Suckling

The varietal 2019 Catena Chardonnay is serious, dry and very tasty, showing harmonious and balanced with a lively palate that reveals citrus freshness and a twist reminiscent of orange peel in the finish that I like very much. It's subtle and elegant and very affordable. 276,000 bottles were filled in February 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/03/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 92 PARKER

Pale gold. Lightly toasty nose. There's a sweetness that's more reminiscent of California than anywhere else. Notes of popcorn and a bit of heat on the end. I wonder whether this tasted fresher a year ago? Nice round texture but I'd like a bit more life.

— Jancis Robinson (19/11/2021) Vintage 2019 - 15.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

This is fresh and beautiful with creamy texture and lovely fruit. Medium body. Lemon rind and hints of pear. Crisp. Always a go-to white. Drink now.

— James Suckling (02/04/2020) Vintage 2019 - 92 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

7 reviews

Wine making

Ageing period10 months
Barrel ageNew, second and third year
Type of woodFrench oak
Clarification and filtrationBottled unfined and unfiltered

The winery

Bodega Catena Zapata

Bodega Catena Zapata

In keeping with family tradition, Nicolás Catena Zapata is now the third generation to run the winery and can count on daughter Laura to follow in his footsteps. They have been able to make the most of terroir best described as poor, yet exceptional, holding to the firm belief that these particular lands possess hidden qualities, excellent for grape-growing. The wine-making philosophy of Nicolás Catena lies in the art of blending fruit from different vineyards. Despite the...