Since 1994, Catena Alta wines have been the premium range from Nicolás Catena and his daughter Laura - limited production wines, with even greater care taken and a second rigorous selection in the winery. These are definitely the highest quality wines, ready for drinking from the third year after harvesting and which age marvellously well over 10 and up to 20 years, just like the great Bordeaux. As regards this vintage, it is perfectly able to be drunk and enjoyed during the next 6 to 7 years, with complexity increasing over 12 more years. These wines have been aged for 18 months in new (60%) and semi-new French oak barrels.
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Bodega Catena Zapata
In keeping with family tradition, Nicolás Catena Zapata is now the third generation to run the winery and can count on daughter Laura to follow in his footsteps. They have been able to make the most of terroir best described as poor, yet exceptional, holding to the firm belief that these particular lands possess hidden qualities, excellent for grape-growing. The wine-making philosophy of Nicolás Catena lies in the art of blending fruit from different vineyards. Despite the...