Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2011

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best, historic rows of the Catena family's estate vineyards. These Zapata vines are carefully hand-tended and produce extremely low yields. The grapes are micro-fermented in anew French oak barriques prior to spending 18 months in new French oak for aging. This wine is produced in very limited quantity.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of blackberries, violets, and vanilla give way to a powerful and deep wine with flavors of black and red fruits alongside of lavendar, wood and minerals. Remarkable concentration and finely-grained tannins stand with great acidity.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with beef tenderloin.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Adrianna vineyard, Gualtallary district
Soil composition
Sandy limestone with abundant round stones and calcareous layer
Training method
VSP
Elevation
4,757 feet
Vines/acre
2200
Yield/acre
0.4 - 0.8 tons
Exposure
Northwestern
Harvest time
April
First vintage of this wine
2004
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Malbec
Fermentation container
Open Barriques and Small Tanks
Age of Aging Container
100% New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
18 days
Fermentation temperature
77 - 86 °F
Maceration technique
Manual Punch Down
Maceration length
30
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
24 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
7 g/L

Other wines you may like from

Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

View Details

Catena Alta Chardonnay

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

Catena Alta Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon Agrelo

Cabernet Sauvignon

View Details

Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Appellation Lunlunta Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Appellation Paraje Altamira Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Franc-based Blends

View Details

Catena Appellation Tupungato Chardonnay

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

View Details

Catena Chardonnay

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

Catena Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Vista Flores Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

View Details

Catena Vista Flores Chardonnay

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

Catena Vista Flores Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

Malbec

View Details

Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec

Malbec

View Details

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

D.V. Catena Tinto Historico Red Blend

Other Red Grape or Blend

View Details

La Marchigiana Bonarda

Other Red Grape or Blend

View Details

La Marchigiana Chardonnay

Chardonnay & Chardonnay-based blends

View Details

La Marchigiana Criolla Chica

Other Red Grape or Blend

View Details

Nicolás Catena Zapata

Cabernet Sauvignon-based Blends

View Details