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Catena Zapata Lunlunta Malbec 2014

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SKU 79748


Family vintners for over 100 years, the Catenas are recognized for their pioneering role in high-altitude viticulture and in leading Argentina's Malbec revolution. Lunlunta is an idyllic district of small orchards and tree-lined country roads, well known for its ancient Malbec vines and silty-clay soils. Lunlunta Malbec displays black and red berry aromatics, a lengthy mid-palate and a ripe silky finish.
Category Red Wine
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Catena Zapata
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe new appellation range, sold at unbelievable prices, includes a 2014 Appellation Lunlunta Malbec that is produced from a very old vineyard in Lunlunta, in the Luján de Cuyo district, as part of Lunlunta is also in Maipú. This is aged in oak barrels, where the wine matures for some 12-14 months. Lunlunta produces powerful wines that require a longer aging. The old vines produce low yields, and they have been harvesting earlier and earlier, because a combination of low yields with late harvesting would result in too high maturity. Not the case here, where the nose is incredibly perfumed with the telltale Malbec profile of violets and morello cherries with a pinch of spices and perfectly integrated oak. The palate is soft and caressing, with juicy tannins and incredible freshness. Soooo pleasant! It developed a lactic note with time in the glass. The range started in 2011 but somehow I never got to taste that until now; they are destined to the restaurant business. 24,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, December 2016