Catena Zapata Malbec 2020
Grape varietal & region: 100% Malbec with a blend of 3 three vineyards – Lunlunta, 920m (loamy clay with rounded rocks at the bottom), El Cepillo, Eugenio Bustos, 1090m (loam-sandy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks at the bottom), and Gualtallary, 1,450m (gravel and limestone soil with rounded rocks at the bottom).
Taste profile: This wine presents a deep violet colour with purple reflections. This microclimate blend of three unique vineyards offers an intense aroma, soft texture and concentrated flavour. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich and concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavours of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of leather and cinnamon. The wine has well-integrated tannins, bright acidity and a flinty minerality that provides exceptional length to finish.
Winemaking process: The wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 8.8°C to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 12 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 19-22 days with wild yeasts. It is then aged in the barrel for 12 months.