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Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Altamira Malbec

Catena Zapata
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionMendoza
Alcohol Level
Country
Argentina
SubregionParaje Altamira
Drinking Window
GrapesMalbec
Wine Description:
Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Altamira Malbec is a standout wine produced by the prestigious Catena Zapata winery in the Altamira appellation of Argentina's Mendoza region. The Nicasia Vineyard, renowned for its exceptional terroir, features high-altitude vineyards and gravelly soils, ideal for growing Malbec grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, including hand harvesting, careful sorting, and aging in French oak barrels. The resulting wine showcases the elegance and power of Malbec, with intense aromas of dark fruits, floral notes, and a hint of spice. It is a full-bodied and velvety wine with a remarkable balance of flavors and a long, lingering finish. Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Altamira Malbec is a testament to the winery's commitment to excellence and the unique expression of Altamira's terroir. Read more
Pros:
  • Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Altamira Malbec is a full-bodied, intensely flavored Malbec with notes of dark cherry and cocoa. Its tannins are soft and velvety, and it has a long finish
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Cons:
  • This wine can be a bit too tannic for some, and can also be a bit too acidic for some palates. The alcohol content is high, making it a bit too strong for some drinkers
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User Rating:

4.4
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Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Altamira Malbec is a bold and powerful red wine from the Uco Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. The grapes are sourced from the Nicasia Vineyard, which is one of the highest-elevation vineyards in the Uco Valley. This vineyard is known for producing intense and concentrated wines with great aging potential. The Catena Zapata Altamira Malbec offers intense aromas of dark fruits, spices, and a hint of smoky oak. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich with flavors of dark cherries, plums, and mocha. The tannins are firm and well-integrated with the fruit, leading to a long and persistent finish. Enjoy this powerful and age-worthy Malbec with grilled meats or mature cheeses. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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