Catena Zapata, Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: A Burgundian-expression of chardonnay from Argentina.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of green apple, pear and toasted walnut with hints of clove baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has medium-plus-intensity, orchard-fruit flavors supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a long finish.
The wine is slightly oily in texture with the lightest hint of oak and delicate expressiveness.
An excellent chardonnay to start an evening.
Bottle Note: Catena Alta chardonnay sourced from select rows in two of the Catena family’s Andean vineyards: Adrianna (80%) and Domingo (20%). The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that created a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. The Catena Family, since 1902: One hundred years of defining Argentine wine.
Importer: Winebow Inc., New York, New York
Tasted: Barcelona Wine Bar, Fairfield Connecticut
Tasting Date: June 23, 2022