Catena Zapata, Malbec Argentino 2011
Origin: Adrianna & Nicasia Vineyards Mendoza, Argentina
Varietal: 100% malbec*
*unfined and unfiltered
Producer's Notes: Constantly pushing the viticultural envelope, Nicolás and Laura Catena have identified Mendoza's best microclimates, selected the highest quality Malbec vines and pioneered viticulture in undiscovered regions - the Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation in the Andean foothills.
Their vision has been to uncover those magical places in each of the family's vineyards which offer the purest expression of the land. Farming these special lots manually, hand-tending each of the vines, has led to the identification of individual plants which consistently produce the most exceptional fruit.