Catena Malbec Argentino

Catena Malbec Argentino

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TEN CENTURIES OF LIFE, DEATH AND REBIRTH

The epic tale of the noble Malbec grape is like no other, and the label for Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino pays tribute to the variety’s history in France and its rise in Argentina. Four female figures embody different landmarks in the history of the grape. Eleanor of Aquitaine represents the birth of Malbec. She is a strong, Old World presence, lingering at the bridge in Cahors, where Malbec came into its own. Next, the Immigrant symbolizes the movement to the New World and the unknown explorers and adventurers who connected Europe with the Americas. Phylloxera personifies the death of Malbec in the Old World, which enabled its rebirth in the new. Finally, there is Bodega Catena Zapata, represented by Adrianna Catena, who depicts birth, earth, and motherhood, sharing the riches of the New World. Today, the Catena family’s fourth generation leads the high-altitude renaissance in Argentina. We are returning Malbec to the sky... where it belongs.

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WINE DESCRIPTION

No matter what the vintage, this wine is really more than 100 years old. It represents a family's journey to produce an Argentine Malbec that can stand with the great wines of the world.

VINIFICATION

20% whole cluster and 80% whole berry fruit is hand-loaded into 225-500 liter new French oak barrels for a 100% barrel fermentation for a period of 28 days, allowing seamless oak integration. The fermentation temperature is kept low, extracting intense aromas, and the cap management is done by hand to ensure soft, gentle flavors and tannin extraction. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel leaves considerable lees and sediment. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

VINEYARDS

Old Vines from the Catena Zapata Family Vineyards, Nicasia and Angélica. The origins of the vines, which we call “The Catena Cuttings”, is a prephyloxeric Massale Selection from the Angélica Vineyard.

Harvest time varies depending on each lot's soil composition. Harvest time can vary by several weeks between one lot and another within the same vineyard.

Nicasia Vineyard: Named after Nicolás Catena Zapata’s grandmother.

  • Shallow loamy soil. Gravel on surface and topsoil.
  • Location: La Consulta District, San Carlos Region, Mendoza, Argentina.
  • Altitude: 3,593 ft (1,095 m) elevation.
  • Planted in 1996 (26 years old vineyard)

Angélica Vineyard: Named after Nicolás Catena Zapata’s mother.

  • Soil: Adjacent to dry river bed. Light gravel, loam and clay.
  • Location: Lunlunta District, Maipú Region, Mendoza, Argentina.
  • Altitude: 3,018 ft (920 m) elevation.
  • Planted in: Circa 1930 (92 years old vineyard)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Varietal: 100% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13.9 %
  • Total Acidity: 5.95 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.65
  • Wine Director: Alejandro Vigil

Criado Wines offers a nationwide delivery service through DPD and our own delivery service. Deliveries are typically made within 24 hours; however we only guarantee a 48 hour service. Deliveries do not take place on weekends, operating only Monday to Friday. For all orders placed between 13:00 Friday and Sunday, delivery will only take place on Tuesday. Goods must be received by a person 18 years of age or older. Where any of our drivers are in doubt as to the age of the person receiving the goods, they reserve the right to request proof of age and / or retain the goods until they can be received by a person of or above the legal age to purchase alcohol.   

 

Shipping Fees

Ireland Standard Rate               €9.50 for orders below  €100

                                                  Free for orders above   €100

 

UK Standard Rate                     € 23.00 

                                              

*Notice that due to COVID 19 shipping times might be longer. 

 

 

Cancellation of Orders, Returns & Refunds

You can cancel your order at any stage up to the point of dispatch at no charge. Simply contact us by phone on +353 833 868 004 in Ireland or email info@criadowines.com When contacting us, please provide us with your order number, as per displayed on your order confirmation. You are entitled to a cooling-off period of 7 working days, which begins on the day after you receive delivery of your order. During the cooling-off period, you may cancel your order for any reason. Upon cancellation, we will make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the return of the order and will reimburse you within 30 days. While we are more than happy to help if you wish to return goods that are not faulty or damaged, you will be responsible for any costs incurred in returning the goods. In the unfortunate case of goods being faulty or damaged in transit, Criado Wines offer the choice of either a replacement or a full refund including any delivery charges incurred. Simply contact us by phone or email (details above) and we’ll take care of the rest!    


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