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CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Nicasia Vineyard’ La Consulta 2014/15 Bottle

Useful Bottle Information

  • ABV 14%
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Closure Type Cork
  • Wine Colour Red Still Wine
  • Country / Region Argentina - Mendoza
  • Wine Styles Rich and Powerful
  • Grape Variety Malbec

Bottle Description

Located in the far southerly growing region of Altamira in La Consulta, the Nicasia vineyard is the only planting of the special Catena Zapata Selection of Malbec cuttings in this traditional area for Malbec. La Consulta was Nicolás Catena Zapata's father Domingo's preferred Malbec location. Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best, historic rows of the wine's namesake vineyard. These Zapata Vines are carefully hand-tended and produce extremely low yields. Tasting Notes: Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec is a dark violet Malbec. Ripe black-and-red currant, raspberries and an elegant touch of french oak are some of the aromas that we can appreciate from this special malbec from one of the Catena's highest family vineyards. Very complex and expressive palate, with a creamy violet flavor witih ripe blueberries, cassis, vanilla and spicecake. Food Pairing: Pairs well with roasted veal, shiitake mushrooms, and beef tenderloin.
THE WINE ADVOCATE 96 points
Drink Date: 2018 - 2024
Reviewed by: Luis Gutiérrez, Issue Date: 29th Jun 2018, Source: 237, The Wine Advocate
The Catena Zapata range comprises some single-vineyard wines, like the 2014 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard that comes from a plot of ungrafted vines planted in Altamira in 1996 using Malbec cuttings from the ancient Angélica vineyard. Cropped from a year that delivered moderate alcohol and notable acidity, it fermented with full clusters in 2,000- and 5,000-liter oak foudres with indigenous yeasts. It matured in French oak barrels for 24 months. This shows superbly and is open and expressive, very classical and elegant, floral and mineral, with no excess whatsoever. The palate reveals superb balance, really harmonious and elegant. This one might be overlooked because there is a lot of attention given to the Malbecs from Adrianna vineyard, but this is really at the same quality level. 12,000 bottles were filled in July 2016.

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CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Nicasia Vineyard’ La Consulta 2014/15 Bottle

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