Nicolás Catena Zapata 2015


Nicolás Catena Zapata


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6 case(s) available

Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Cross dock
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Cabernet Sauvignon 83 %
Malbec 17 %
Closure type
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About this winery

At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Notes about product

For the 2015 vintage, Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the La Pirámide Vineyard (Luján de Cuyo), and Malbec from the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards (Uco Valley). Altitudes of the vineyards range from 3100 ft to close to 4800 ft.

Winemaking notes

10% whole cluster and 90% whole berry fruit were hand-loaded into 225-500 liter first and second use French oak foudres for a 100% barrel fermentation for a period of 15 days. The fermentation temperature was kept low with cap management done by hand. Wild yeasts were also used. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

Press reviews

Tim Atkin MW

- 96 points -

May 2018

The 2015 Nicolás has the highest ever percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, with 17% Malbec for company and is a stunning blend that’s right up there with some of the best vintages of the wine. Floral, minty and refined, it has subtle, spicy oak, notes of green herbs and red fruits, tangy acidity and remarkable palate length. One for the cellar.

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- 94 points -

July 2018

(14.2% alcohol: made from vines in both Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo): Bright ruby-red. Pungent aromas of cassis, blackberry, herbs and grapefruit are pure and unadorned. Juicy and stylish in a European style, conveying an impression of delicacy and terrific penetration. This is sweeter and suppler than the 2015 Nicasia Vineyard Malbec but I'm not sure that it's deeper. Finishes with a powerful spine, strong supporting acidity and terrific length.

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Wine Spectator Top 100

- 93 points -

June 2018

This presents the charmingly herbal, cassis side of cabernet sauvignon from Agrelo -Mendoza's prime source of the variety - with the softness and floral notes of malbec. It has structural strench in its tannins and acidity, but it's the way the fruit fills the palate that will draw you back for another glass. Delicious now, this will evolve gracefully over the next ten years.

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