Catena Zapata - Catena Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: Argentina / Mendoza
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Vineyards: A blend of four vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times.
Soils: Stony and Sandy-Loam.
Vinification: Cold maceration for 3 days, fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 20 days and post-fermentation maceration for 20-23 days. Wild yeasts.
Elevage: 12-14 months in barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage - First, second and third use barrels used.
Color: Deep dark violet color with reddish hues.
Nose: The nose is concentrated, with aromas of cassis and ripe currants intertwined with notes of tobacco, cedar and eucalyptus.
Palate: Full body, large silky tannins. Dry palate has red apple, ripe black cheery jam, maraschino liquor. Finish is strong long and full.
Food pairing: Lamb, venison, steaks, mature cheeses.