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2011 CATENA Zapata Malbec Argentino

CATENA Zapata Malbec Argentino 2011

125.00 CAD

$125.00

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Noble Estate
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 0170035
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Vintages
  • Status
  • Status
  • Available
  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Dénomination origine (DOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Mendoza
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Malbec 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    Luis Gutierrez, August 2015

    I was truly impressed with the nose of the 2011 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino, a blend of grapes from Adrianna (Gualtallary) and Nicasia (Altamira) vineyards in the Uco Valley. Even if the grapes are sourced from the same vineyards as the Adrianna and Nicosia bottling, this wine is quite different. Here the plots are selected from the granitic parts that give it a different, austere texture. There is a seamless granularity with the tannins that go in a straight line, and keep going and going. Super! 11,000 bottles were filled.

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  • - 94 Points -

    February 2017

    Nicosia and Adrianna vineyards, 24 months in oak. Textural and concentrated with a fine-grained tannic structure and a hint of oak (but it’s well integrated). The palate combines fresh, floral, pretty red cherry and berry fruits with some structure and an appealing, sweet, rounded textural quality. There are layers of flavour here. It’s modern and ripe but beautifully balanced and beguiling. Power and elegance combine.

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  • - 93 Points -

    March 2015

    A blend of two sub-regions within Mendoza, this is the most New World of Catena’s Malbecs with dense colour and super concentrated fruit and oak flavours. Rich and heady with succulence and some blackberry fruit sweetness.

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  • - 92 Points -

    June 2015

    A malbec with richness yet subtlety plus dark berry, hints of nuts and cream. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a savory finish.

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  • - 92 Points -

    March 2017

    Generous floral cassis, blackberry, medicinal black cherry notes in the wild ferment Argentino Malbec. Two vineyards make up this wine: Adrianna Malbec is co- fermented with Viognier and Nicasia Malbec component is co- fermented with Cabernet Franc. Overall, 20% whole cluster and 80% whole berry goes into 225-500 liter new French oak barrels for ferment before spending an additional 24 month in oak. Firm and dense on the palate, still somewhat unyielding at this time but alluringly so, with a lovely vein of freshness until a bitter edged cassis finish. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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