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The 2000 Nicolás Catena Zapata presents a deep garnet color with tones of dark violet and purple. The nose offers bri...Read more...
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The 2000 Nicolás Catena Zapata presents a deep garnet color with tones of dark violet and purple. The nose offers bright, intense aromas of plum, cassis and blackberry fruit meshed with notes of vanilla, chocolate and spice with a touch of eucalyptus. Concentrated and full-bodied, this wine shows a remarkable elegance and harmony. The long, lingering finish is dominated by sweet, velvety tannins. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec was used for this vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was sourced from the lime, clay soil of Lot 3 in the La Pirámide vineyard. While some scattered storms in early March pushed back the harvest date in this vineyard, the extra hang time, coupled with cooler than normal conditions, allowed the grapes to developed excellent complexity and structure. The Malbec fruit was sourced from two vineyards: the sandy soil of Lot 3 in the Nicasia vineyard and the sandy, clay soil of Lot 18 in the Angélica vineyard. The overall cooler than normal temperatures in both these areas lent an additional floral component to the aromatic structure of the Angélica Malbec and a black pepper character to the Nicasia Malbec. This vintage should be enjoyed in 4 years and will continue to improve over the following 12 to 14 years.
Aged 18 months in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 13.6%||pH: 3.56|
|Total Acidity: 6 grams per liter|
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