Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2011

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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.

Vineyard & 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
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
18 days
Fermentation temperature:
77 - 86 °F
Maceration technique:
Manual Punch Down
Length of maceration:
30 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
100% New
Type of oak:
French oak
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
24 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.0 %
pH level:
3.5
Residual sugar:
2.0 g/L
Acidity:
7.0 g/L

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