£18.10/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
The ensuing wine gives off a strong sensation of varietal typicity cloaked in the sobriety and cool minerality endowed by the terroir. It opens up slowly, allowing a nose to emerge of ripe fruit (almost like liqueur) and cloves, whilst appearing a dark Picota cherry colour. Its nose is very fresh, balsamic and clearly brings to mind eucalyptus. It has an extremely elegant, refined and fresh passage, revealing concentrated, silky tannins; without any strident notes, but with complexity. The acidity of red berries on a mature background of cherries, vanilla and cocoa.
|Violet / Madder purple
|Flowers / Violets / Red fruit / Vanilla
|Balanced acidity / Mineral / Elegant tannins
Drinking and storing
T-bone steak / Roasts / Cured cheeses
Ratings and awards
|New and sused
|Type of wood
|French and American oak
|Clay sand / Alluvial
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...