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Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2018
SKU: 10466

Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Catena Zapata
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best lots of the Catena family's estate vineyards. These Zapata vines are carefully hand tended and produce extremely low yields. The grapes are micro-fermented in new French oak barriques and the wine is then aged for 24 months in new French oak. This wine is made in very limited quantities. No matter what the vintage, this wine is really more than 100 years old. It represents a family's journey to produce an Argentine Malbec that can stand with the great wines of the world.
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Since 2015, this wine has been made using grapes from two vineyards located about a thousand meters above sea level, one in Angélica in Lunlunta, Maipú, and the other in Nicasia in San Carlos, Uco Valley, both harvested in two stages and fermented in open barrels, 20% with whole bunches. Dark purple in the glass. The alluring nose delivers ripe dark fruit with hints of herbs and fine wood that make for a balsamic red with further notes of thyme and violets. Sugary at first with good volume; the gentle tannins allow the wine to flow genially in a classical, nuanced Mendoza Malbec style.

Joaquín Hidalgo, October 2020