Catena Zapata Malbec 201875cl
Catena Zapata Malbec 2018
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The Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2018 produces only wines with the Malbec grape variety. Each vineyard brings specific characteristics to the wine: Lunlunta, located in Maipú, is a vineyard with plants more than eighty years old and brings a soft and sweet texture to the final blend; Agrelo grapes in Luján de Cuyo add elegant spicy notes; Altamira (San Carlos) grapes are responsible for the liveliness and acidity; Gualtallary, in the Tupungato terroir, gives floral notes and a concentrated structure. All these characteristics are due to the variety of soils in which the plants grow: clay, sand, sandstone, limestone deposits and rocks.
The Catena Zapata Malbec 2018 is an intense and fruity wine, lively and mineral, enriched by notes of leather and mocha, resulting from 14 months of ageing in wooden barrels. It is a concentrated and sweet wine that goes well with salmon dishes, roasted turkey, grilled meat and pasta with tomato sauce.
Description of Catena Zapata Malbec 2018
Catena Zapata Malbec 2018 (Malbec)
- Colour: beautiful and penetrating garnet red colour with hints of violet and bright notes.
- Nose: the aromas are charmingly concentrated, with hints of red fruits, ripe black fruits and floral notes of lavender and violet. In the background there are soft touches of vanilla and mocha.
- Palate: soft at first and the concentration present in the nose remains in the flavours. Rich notes of blueberries, cinnamon, leather, blackberries and well integrated touches of acidity.
NAME OF ORIGIN: Mendoza, Argentina.
VINEYARD: Bodega Catena Zapata.
AGEING: This wine is aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months.
PRODUCTION: The harvest is handpicked and taken to the winery, where the fermentation process begins in oak barrels for 32 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26°C. Finally, it is filled, pumped over and undergoes malolactic fermentation.
WINE PAIRING: To be served with roast turkey, salmon, pasta, red meat and grilled meat.
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In 1994, Nicolas and his team were confident they had identified the best lots for growing Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. First, Jose Galante, winemaker since 1975, bottling a small cut grapes from the oldest and most uniform batches of Uxmal vineyard (which later was called because of its location Agrelo vineyard in the district of Agrelo). 300 cases were divided wine Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon.More about the Winery
Reviews of Catena Zapata Malbec 2018
Red ruby colour with reddish brown tinges. Main smell of caramel. It has a slight smoky flavour and it is very light, as well.
Highly recommend to drink it with friends at a barbecue.