Sunday, 15 September 2013

TN : Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2010, Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina

The grapes for this wine sources from the Angelica vineyard Block 18 at 920 metres elevation (10%), La Piramide vineyard Block 4 at 950 metres elevation (6%), Nicasia vineyard Block 1 at 1095 metres elevation (30%), and Adrianna vineyard Blocks 3 and 9 at 1450 metres elevation (54%). The Angelica vineyard is located right next to a forty metre ravine that ends in the dry river bed of the Rio Mendoza; it's soil profile consists of thin alluvial soils with mixed gravel, sand and clay. The La Piramide vineyard soils consist of deep alluvial loam with 30% clay that decreases soil temperature by 2 degrees in average. The Nicasia vineyard soils consist of a very shallow loamy topsoil with surface gravel and gravelly (large stones) dry river bed subsoil giving optimal drainage. The Adrianna vineyard soil profile is alluvial, gravelly with limestone deposits in the topsoil; Block 9 is planted at high density.

The total acidity is 5.5 grammes per litre (as tartaric acid) and the pH is 3.74. The wine was bottles unfined and unfiltered. The winemaker was Alejandro Vigil.

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Overpowering/overwhelming lavender, plums, spices

Taste : Blackberry, plums, spices, lavender

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 275 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 99238

Mark : C

Website : Bodega Catena Zapata

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