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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Peach Pineapple
Secondary Notes: Vanilla
Origin & Awards
Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Maker: Catena Zapata
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Serving Temperature: Best served between 6 - 8 degrees
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pork sausage. salmon
Catena Zapata Chardonnay 2017
The Catena Zapata Chardonnay has a bright lemon-yellow colour. This bottle of white is clean and approachable with integrated acidity and focused flavours. It has pure aromas of peach and flowers. It has a firm and savoury finish with a suggestion of spice.
100% Chardonnay from four vineyards – Agrelo, 950m (citrus and peach fruit flavours), Villa Bastías, 1,120m (stone fruit aromas and rich texture), Gualtallary, 1,450m (lively floral notes, strong mineral character and bright acidity), El Cepillo (1,090m).
It is whole cluster pressed, fermented and sur lies in barrels and stainless steel. Aged for 10 months in French oak. 40% of the grapes did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 91 POINTS
A blend of different vineyards, the 2017 Catena Chardonnay fermented and aged in stainless steel and oak barrels with the lees (60% of the wine) for around ten months. It's a shy white, approachable and clean, with integrated acidity and focused flavors. This range is very drinkable and faithful to the variety. 198,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2018. Luis Gutierrez
- 88 POINTS
Bright lemon-yellow color. Pure aromas and flavors of peach and flowers. Fat and even slightly warm on entry but supported by a solid spine of acidity. Finishes savory and firm, with a suggestion of heat. - Stephen Tanzer