Nicolas Catena Zapata 2018

Rött vin från Mendoza Argentina

Adrianna Vineyard - South America's Grand Cru
'Words do not do justice to this beauty.' - Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker Jr.’s The Wine Advocate

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Distrikt Mendoza
Druvor Cabernet Sauvignon , Malbec
Årgång 2018
Procucenter Catena Zapata
Artikelnr Catena 112
Lagerstatus
Fraktkostnad 159:-
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Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2018 Nicolás Catena Zapata was produced with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gualtallary (Adrianna vineyard, with the Cabernet Sauvignon interplanted with some Cabernet Franc) and 35% Malbec from Altamira (Nicasia vineyard). They no longer use grapes from Agrelo, and this is also a lot higher in Malbec than in other recent vintages. So, it has a very different profile, a change that started in 2017, with more contained ripeness and more freshness, and the wine is intense, keeping some of the Cabernet character (tobacco, blackberries) and the floral notes from Malbec. It comes through as balanced and harmonious, with very fine tannins and a long finish and perfect ripeness. This aims to revive the style of Bordeaux before phylloxera, from massal selection of ungrafted vines... 62,400 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019.

Patricio Tapia - Descorchados
Patricio Tapia - Descorchados

This version of Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon from Altamira with a bit from Gualtallary and 30% malbec from Gualtallary with a little from Altamira. It is, at heart, a combination of high-altitude vineyards and, for the first time, it has nothing from the traditional La Pirámide Vineyard in Agrelo, the primary source of Catena's cabernet since the late 1990s, when this winery had a strong focus on the variety. The high-altitude fruit has lent nerve and vibrant red fruits to this red blend, this fruity cabernet that's direct in its expression, while the malbec provides that soft sweetness. A red to cellar for at least five years.

Nicolas Catena Zapata 2018

Grapes

Cabernet sauvignon & malbec.

Tasting note

'This version of Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon from Altamira with a bit from Gualtallary and 30% malbec from Gualtallary with a little from Altamira. It is, at heart, a combination of high-altitude vineyards and, for the first time, it has nothing from the traditional La Pirámide Vineyard in Agrelo, the primary source of Catena's cabernet since the late 1990s, when this winery had a strong focus on the variety. The high-altitude fruit has lent nerve and vibrant red fruits to this red blend, this fruity cabernet that's direct in its expression, while the malbec provides that soft sweetness. A red to cellar for at least five years.'Patricio Tapia - Descorchados

WINE DESCRIPTION

With its inaugural 1997 vintage, Nicolás Catena Zapata became the first luxury cuvée from Argentina to be exported around the world. The wine recreates the “Original Bordeaux Blend” of the 18th and 19th Centuries, when Malbec dominated over Merlot and was in equal standing to Cabernet Sauvignon in the Médoc. Prephylloxeric Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon massale selections of ungrafted vines give rise to this wine, opening a window to the past from the mountain vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina. 

NICOLÁS CATENA ZAPATA CRUS

Adrianna cru

  •  Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec 
  •  Gualtallary, Uco Valley
  •  Calcareous soil with gravels
  •  7 Hectares
  •  Planted in 1992
  •  Altitude: 1450 meters a.s.l

Nicasia cru

  •  Malbec 
  •  Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley
  •  Large gravel mixed with sand and loam
  •  9 Hectares
  •  Planted in 1996
  •  Altitude: 1095 meters a.s.l

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Wine Director: Alejandro Vigil
  • Winemaker: Fernando Buscema
  • Varietal: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13.90%
  • Total Acidity: 5.8 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.72
  • Unfined and unfiltered.

VINIFICATION

The harvest is done by hand, and some parcels are fermented as whole bunches to enhance tannic structure and freshness. The fermentation takes place in 500 liter oak barrels, concrete and stainless-steel tanks, at temperatures of 26-28ºC for about 10-15 days. The post-fermentative maceration lasts between 5 and 10 days.

The wine carries out its malolactic fermentation and is then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

mirador adrianna placa

Bodega Catena Zapata

Familjen Catena kom till Argentina från Italien 1898 och Nicola Catena planterade sin första Malbec 1902. Efterhand växte familjeföretaget till ett av Argentinas största. Nicolas Catena övertog förvaltningen 1963, då producerande vingårdarna relativt stora mängder av vin till den inhemska marknaden, och därefter fokuserades under nästkommande två decennier på den allt mer växande exportmarknaden. 

Nicolas Catena, professor i nationalekonomi, reste vid ett flertal tillfällen för undervisning vid Berkeley University i Kalifornien. Talrika vinbesök i Napa Valley gav Nicolas inspiration att för att han skulle kunna odla lika bra, om inte bättre vinstockar i argentinska höglandet i Mendoza. Resultatet lät inte vänta på sig. De nyplanterade vinstockarna är jämförbara i kvalitet med motsvarande kaliforniska och franska.

Robert Parkers Wine Advocate | "When all is said and done, Catena Zapata is the Argentina winery of reference - the standard of execellence for comparing all others."  Decanter | Man of the Year 2009 Wine Enthusiast | Person of the Year 2009 &  New World Winery Of the Year 2009 Der Feinschmecker | Nicolás Catena | 2011 Life Time Achievement Wine Spectator Top 100 | Bodega Catena Zapata, six times in Wine Spectator Top 100

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