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Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2011

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2011

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0,75 l  -  14.00% by vol.
Catena Zapata
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No matter what the vintage, this wine is really more than 100 years old. It represents a family's journey to produce an Argentine Malbec that can stand with the great wines of the world. Malbec Argentino is a blend of Catena Zapata's historic Malbec vineyards Adrianna and Nicasia.
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€ 91.50
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How to serve
Serving temperature:
16 - 18°C.
Decanting time:
1 hours
Longevity:
10 - 15 years
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Name Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2011
Wine type Red still
Classification N/A
Year 2011
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Grapes 100% Malbec
Vineyards location Luján de Cuyo - Mendoza (Argentina)
Climate Altitude: 4,757 ft (1,450 m. a.s.l.)
Composition of the land Very shallow loamy topsoil with surface gravel and gravelly (large stones) dry river bed subsoil - optimal drainage.
Harvest Harvest time varies depending on each lot's soil composition. Harvest time can vary by several weeks between one lot and another within the same vineyard.
Vinification 20% whole cluster and 80% whole berry fruit is hand-loaded into 225-500 liter new French oak barrels for a 100% barrel fermentation for a period of 30 - 32 days, allowing seamless oak integration. The fermentation temperature is kept low, extracting intense aromas, and the cap management is done by hand to ensure soft, gentle flavors and tannin extraction. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel leaves considerable lees and sediment.
Aging The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. Adrianna Malbec component is co- fermented with Viognier and Nicasia Malbec component is co- fermented with Cabernet Franc.
Alcohol 14.00% by volume
Total acidity 6.30 gr/L
PH 3.60
On sale Price Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2011 € 91.50  With VAT
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Catena Zapata

From this winery:
By the 1960s, however, Familia Catena was struggling. The Argentine economy was in shambles and inflation rates were soaring. One year, Domingo realized that it would cost him more to harvest than to leave the fruit on the vines. He asked his twenty-...
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96/100 
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