Bodega Catena Zapata High Mountain Vines Chardonnay
$178.61 / case(12)
”high mountain estate vineyards the catena wines are a special assemblage of high mountain estate vineyards made by fourth generation vintner laura catena and chief winemaker alejandro vigil. Although we have found that most of the catena wines are consumed shortly after release we are pleased to see that they age beautifully for ten to twenty years. Through decades of study and exploration within mendoza’s high altitude mountain terroirs the catena family has identified special locations for its estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance concentration and a distinct varietal identity. Vineyards a blend of four vineyards – vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times: gualtallary: 4 757 ft (1 450 m) elevation. Lively floral notes strong mineral character and cool climate bright acidity. El cepillo: 3 576 ft (1 090 m) elevation. Aluvial origin. Loam-sandy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks on the bottom. Vinification whole cluster pressed; fermented sur lies in barrels and stainless steel. Wild yeasts. Elevage: 10 months in french oak. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage – first second and third use barrels used. 40% does not undergo malolactic fermentation.” – bodega catena zapata
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