Catena Zapata Paraje Altamira Malbec 2019


In 1902, Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery has remained under family control — now in its fourth generation — and is one of the few family-owned wine companies in Argentina that remains in Argentine hands. Owned today by Nicolás Catena and his daughter Laura, Catena Zapata is known as the pioneer of fine wine from Argentina. This high-altitude Malbec comes from the Uco Valley and benefits from the combination of intense sunlight and cool nights, yielding an elegant, mineral, slightly spicy Malbec with a deep texture and flavors. This wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels (35% of which are new.)