2014 Bodega Catena Zapata High Mountain Vines Malbec
This Catena Malbec is sourced and blended from the family´s high-altitude vineyards in Maipu, Lujan de Cuyo, Tupungato and San Carlos. Each vineyard is specifically farmed in preparation for its role in the final blend. 80-year-old vines in Lunlunta (Maipu) Vineyard lend soft, sweet texture and the lauded Catena cuttings in Agrelo (Lujan de Cuyo) Vineyard add notes of spice. The cold nights in Altamira (San Carlos) Vineyard lends bright, crisp acidity and the intense sunshine in Gualtallary (Tupungato) Vineyard give explosive floral aromatics and concentrated structure. This combination of different vineyard components results in a wine with heightened complexities and unique character that has a natural balance, concentration, and a distinct varietal identity.
The Catena Malbec presents a deep violet color with purple reflections. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aroma, soft texture, and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavors of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of leather and cinnamon. The wine has well-integrated tannins, bright acidity and a flinty minerality that provides exceptional length to the finish.
Pair with roast turkey, grilled steak, salmon and pasta with red sauce.