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Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2017

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

2017
Mendoza (Argentina)
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The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino is the wine the Catena Zapata winery has placed up alongside the ...

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3 for immediate dispatch. More, available on 02/10/2020

£79.31

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2017

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino is the wine the Catena Zapata winery has placed up alongside the best red wines in the world. It is made using grapes from old Malbec vines from two historic vineyards they own; Angélica, at an altitude of 920 metres, and Nicasia, at 1095 metres.

The must ferments for a month in different sized (225-500 litre) new French oak barrels. About 20% of the grapes are fermented with stems. The slow action of the native yeasts allows for an excellent interaction between grape and oak, and the low fermentation temperature leads to an elegant extraction of its aromatic components. The wine then ages for 24 months in French oak.

The resulting wine is open and expressive, with aromas of violet and a large presence of fruit which breaks with the tendency of most single-estate wines, interpreting the difficult and historic art of blending. The magnificent evolution the wine shows in the glass goes to show that the winemaking method they use is the right one.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: #sorsidivini (8 Jul) - Vintage 2017

gran malbec ...ma no para todos

seguramente el mejor malbec què tomè en mi vida , sin ninguna dudas , orgulloso de esta bodega fundada de mi paisano Nicola Cadena , soy nativo del mismo pueblo de donde naciò el , Belforte del Chienti (MC) Italia . Lastima què es un vino que no todos pueden acceder , estamos en un rango de precios bastante alto pero el vino no se discute ...TopWine

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 ...