We’re courting an obsession with Bodega Catena Zapata, and we’re not alone. These high-altitude Malbec pioneers have taken the world by storm with textbook expressions like this half-bottle beauty. Four unique vineyards come together to build an intense, floral wine with a velvety soft mouthfeel and very fine tannins. Aromas of ripe red and dark fruit rise with violet and lavender over vanilla and mocha notes. Bright acidity and flinty minerality promise delicious pairing potential with anything from grilled steak to a simple pasta with red sauce.
The excellent and floral 2019 Catena Malbec shows the typicity of the grape, violets and red berries, and the freshness of the year. It has the textbook aromas and a soft and velvety mouthfeel, with very fine grainy tannins.