2018 Bodegas Catena Zapata Appellation La Consulta Malbec
Laura Catena, San Francisco-owned daughter of owner Nicolas Catena, has thrown herself into the terroir expression of Catena's Malbecs. With great success. Wine for wine you can taste the difference in height, soil and climate. The different vineyards in La Consulta, south of Mendoza, are combined in this wine into a real 'Appellation La Consulta'. Don Domingo Catena already made wines here in 1902. The vineyards here, such as the Nicasia vineyard and the Angelica vineyard, are at an altitude of almost 1100 meters. This height is perfect for the malbec. It means temperatures that rise to around 33 degrees during the day. But at night it cools down considerably, so that the difference between day and night is very large. This ensures powerful aromas and a pronounced freshness in the acids. This leads to a great expression of the unique terroir in the wine. The yields are low and the grapes are picked by hand. After fermentation, the wine matures in oak barrels, which rounds it off nicely. A pure glass of Malbec, powerful, smooth and fruity.
In the glass, this Malbec Deep purple-red with an intense scent in the nose, powerful, ripe fruit, blueberries and cherries, nicely smoky, wide, vanilla, spices, mocha.
As befits a Malbec, the Consulta from Zapata is full and peppery, deliciously ripe and sultry, intense and concentrated, a velvety taste, lively with beautiful acids. This is a good accompaniment to a seasoned lamb cutlet, spicy sausages, mature cheeses.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Droog, Houtgerijpt, Krachtig, Rood fruit, Tannines, Vol|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|