Catena Zapata, D.V. Catena Tinto Historico, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021
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Overview of the Wine
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.
Grape / Blend
75% Malbec, 18% Bonarda, 7% Petit Verdot
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
D.V. Catena Tinto Histórico Malbec is a blend of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Bonarda made to honor Don Domingo's legendary abilities as a master blender.
92 Points - James Suckling
A fragrant nose full of vivid strawberries and sweet cherries. Tight and lightly chewy on the palate with plenty of fruit. Juicy, balanced and quite drinkable.
Product size: 750ml