September 6-8th weekend tastings
For over four generations, the Catena Zapata family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes mountains. Both wines we are tasting this weekend are produced from the family’s historic high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. From the marriage of these historic parcels emerges these wines of unique character that have natural balance, concentration and distinct varietal identity.
With over 10 90+ Ratings from various notables such as Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator & Robert Parker you have to try this wine. Whole cluster pressed; fermented, sur lies, 10 months in French oak in barrels and stainless steel. First, second and third use barrels used. 40% does not undergo malolactic fermentation.
This wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 22 days. Elevage: 12-14 months in barrel. First, second and third use barrels used.