Wednesday, 16 April 2008

TN : Catena 2005 Malbec, Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is 100% Malbec. The grapes come from estate grown vineyards; specifically the Angelica vineyard, in the Lunlunta district,at 2,850 feet elevation, the La Pirámide vineyard, in the Agrelo district, at 3,100 feet elevation, the Altamira vineyard, in the Altamira district, at 3,870 feet elevation, and the Adrianna vineyard, in the Gualtallary district, at 5,000 feet elevation.

Selected yeast was used for fermentation at a maximum temperature of 29 degrees for 11 days folowed by a 28 day maceration. The wine was aged for 12 months in 70% French oak, of which 20% was new, and 30% new American oak. The acidity is 5.25 and pH is 3.75. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Jose Galante made the wine and who has been head winemaker with Catena since 1975.

The wine is imported by VinUnic AB.

Colour : Blackberry, cassis

Aroma : Violets, blackcurrant, vanilla, oak

Taste : Savoury soya sauce undertone, violets, blackberry, oak, spice

Alcohol : 13,5%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Bodega Catena Zapata
Website : VinUnic AB

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