Tuesday, 31 August 2010

TN : Catena Alta Malbec 2006, Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina

The grapes for this wine were sourced from small estate grown vineyards. The Angelica vineyard is at 2,850 feet elevation (10%), the La Piramide vineyard is at 3,100 feet elevation (6%), the Nicasia vineyard is at 3,870 feet elevation (30%), and the Adrianna vineyard is at 4,725 feet elevation (54%). This wine spent one and half years in French oak of which 70% was new. The total acidity is 5.57 grammes per litre and the pH is 3.63. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

This wine was imported by VinUnic AB.

Colour : Deep purple

Aroma : Coffee, toasty oak, plums, herbs, cherry, blackberry

Taste : Coffee, toasty oak, blackberry, plums, herbs, tannic and taught, not giving much away currently, leave for 2 to 3 years and then try again

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 295 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Bodega Catena Zapata
Website : VinUnic AB

1 comment:

Johnny Cocktail said...

I'll have to look into this one as I'm a huge fan of Malbecs but the unfiltered and refined aspect is the most intriguing. I love a great Tanat and Carmenere's as well. But I'm versatile and am open to just about anything.

Great blog you got here, look forward to seeing more stuff.