Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best lots of the Catena family’s estate vineyards. These Zapata vines are carefully hand tended and produce extremely low yields. The grapes are micro-fermented in new French oak barriques and the wine is then aged for 24 months in new French oak. This wine is made in very limited quantities. Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color; the nose offers cassis, mocha, and clove. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of tobacco, dark berries, spices, and minerals on the other. A palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits. Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catenas are recognized internationally for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture and in leading Argentina’s Malbec revolution.