||Luján de Cuyo - Mendoza (Argentina)
||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 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.
||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.
||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.
||Price Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2011 € 91.50