Bodega Catena Zapata

(54) (261) 413 1100 Cobos s/n, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Agrelo, 5519
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Blending different varietals, different lots and even different vintages is an art as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux, the blending of the famous five - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec - is a centuries old art. Each component is thought to add a level of complexity to the wine. Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard management team have worked tirelessly in the discovery, identification and development of key microclimates in the high altitude wine country of Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolás Catena has planted an almost countless number of varietals and clones throughout his mountain vineyard sites. This quest for quality lead Nicolás and Laura Catena to a crucial discovery regarding the influence of altitude on grape cultivation in Mendoza. Observing the important differences in soil types, average temperatures and thermal amplitudes that exist at varying altitudes, he found that vineyard sites which are just a few Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • The Argentinian Patagonia, comprising the provinces of Neuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, is a land of stark contrasts. Both soils and climates. From the arid desert of Northern Patagonia, by the central steppe, the Andes Mountains, to the hot and humid southern climate. While Argentina is renowned worldwide for wines o... Read More

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  • Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Smoky, earthy and a bit fudgy on the nose with a fine floral aspect and some gentle meaty notes. Subtle, low and soft on entry with slowly building richness of blueberry and cherry pie flavors rolling across the palate followed by some sweet oak spice and a hint of vanilla. This is supple and yet juicy, round and lacking a bit of focus in the mo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Catena Alta Chardonnay 2010

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    Pretty oaky and creamy on the nose with hints of heather and almonds supporting ripe green apple and almost melonny/pumpkin like fruit. Big, rich and a bit buttery though with plenty of supporting acid. This is a rather flamboyant wine, full of toasty oak spice and vanilla flavors that work well with the honeydew melon and green apple fruit on t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Torrontés Alamos 2010

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Agrelo 2010

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    The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2008 shows a saturated dark violet color; the nose offers cassis, mocha and clove, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of tobacco, dark berries, spices and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet bla... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Nicolas Catena Zapata 2007

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    The profound violet color screams mostly cabernet sauvignon, but somehow this blends manages to taste lighter and more of malbec. There is plenty of structure bearing a variety of red berry flavors tinged with ginger; one just feels it could be deeper, more concentrated, and more satisfying especially for the price. (AV 89, http://argovino.com/... Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Catena Alta Chardonnay 6/Cs Argentina 2009

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    Offers a distinctive note of orange blossom honey and a reasonably long finish, but without the mouth-filling quality one would expect from Catenas higher line of wines. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=328) Read More

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Agrelo Nicolás Catena Zapata 2008

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    A tantalizing bouquet of orange blossom, fine herbs, and wood smoke gives way to touch of sweetness and a bitter if not altogether unpleasant finish. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=159) Read More

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