Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. The Catena Alta wines can usually be drunk starting at three years after harvest and into the following one to two decades.
Colour: Deep ruby-red.
Aroma: Pungent scents of blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate are complemented by a candied berry note.
Palate: Fine-grained and firm, with nicely integrated acidity energizes the wine’s middle palate. This classy Malbec’s intense dark fruit flavors are deep and rich but not at all ponderous. Dusty tannins spread out to saturate the palate on the persistent, gripping finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec
Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels.
Awards: 93pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 92pts – Tim Atkin; 86pts – Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
History of Bodega Catena Zapata
Great wines begin in the vineyard. Our vision is to make rich and unforgettable wines that are true to the special place they come from. The story of Catena is the story of Argentine wine.
Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza. The family’s Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation has been called the Grand Cru of South America.