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2013 Bodega Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'Mundus Bacillus Terrae' Malbec

2013 Bodega Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'Mundus Bacillus Terrae' Malbec

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  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • In 1898, Nicola Catena left his homeland of Italy, and sailed for the land of plenty and opportunity: Argentina. It wasn't long before Nicola planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902. Although traditionally used as a blending grape in Bordeaux, Nicola believed in the potential of Malbec as a single varietal wine, and suspected that it might uncover its hidden splendour in the cooler climes of the Andes. Flash forward a few decades, to where Nicola's grandson, Nicolas Catena Zapata, has taken over the management of the business. He sold off the bulk producing parts of the company, focusing instead on producing premium Mlabec and Cabernet. To that end, he began searching for the best sites in Mendoza to plant. In 1992, he settled on Gualtallary Alto - the highest and moste Western part of Tupungato. Today, the wines of Bodega Catena Zapata are sourced from six historic estate vineyards: Angélica, La Pirámide, Nicasia, Domingo, Adrianna and Angélica Sur.

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  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    A generous and fruity wine with phenomenal depth and character. Full body, layered and beautiful with such gorgeous fruit character of berry, floral and hints of cream. Tangy and vivid. Hints of tangerine and stone in the aftertaste. Drink now but a wine to last for years. Made from organically grown grapes.

    90 POINTS

    MICHAEL SCHACHNER - WINE ENTHUSIAST


    This richly oaked selection from the high-elevation Adrianna Vineyard in Tupungato smells of berries, red currants and maple. It's angular on the palate, with acidity so high it's downright citric. Red berry, red plum and wood grain are the dominant flavors, and they're tarter than they are lush. Tannin is a noticeable element on its otherwise racy, high-acid finish. Drink through 2035.