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Catena Zapata Chardonnay 2020

Clean and approachable Argentinian Chardonnay
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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Peach Pineapple

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

Tertiary Notes:

Body:

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin:

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Mendoza, Argentina

Maker: Catena Zapata

Grape: Chardonnay

Fermentation: Slight Wood

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served between 6 - 8 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Coriander & Lemongrass Steam Fish, Mala

Western Food Pairing: Pork sausage. salmon

Description

Catena Zapata Chardonnay 2020

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