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2018 - NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA

Argentina, Red

Buy 1 Case for £390.00 In Bond
QTY AVAILABLE: 20
Wine Details
Vintage:
2018
Type:
Red
Size:
6x75cl
Drinking Window:
2021 - 2028
Appellation:
Mendoza
Region:
Argentina
Score:
96 pts WA
The 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. Luis Gutiérrez