Catena Zapata Alta Chardonnay 2016 - Town Liquor

Catena Zapata Alta Chardonnay 2016

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Catena Zapata Alta Chardonnay 2016
$34.99
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$25.89

SKU 01620

750ml

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The Catena Alta Chardonnay presents an intenese greenish-yellow color. The nose offers ripe white fruit aromas such as pears and peaches that are interwoven with delicate citrus and floral notes, such as Jasmine. The palate shows rich and concentrated ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of minerality. The wine finishes long and complex with crisp, mineral acidity. Food Pairing: Lime marinated chicken, seafood.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Catena Zapata
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Catena Alta Chardonnay was cropped from a cool El Niño year. It's fresh and elegant, with high acidity and moderate alcohol. The oak is almost imperceptible, as the wine is very intense and pungent. Eighty percent of the grapes come from Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary, and the rest come from the Domingo Vineyard in Viña Bastías, in Tupungato. It fermented in 225-liter oak barrels with wild yeasts, and only about 30% of the volume underwent malolactic fermentation. The aging lasted for 14 months and was in new, second and third use barriques. It has a dark golden color and an impressive nose with ripe yellow fruit and some notes of botrytis but with a completely dry palate. It's round, lush and exotic, with the grapes taken from deeper soils and slightly warmer parts of the Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary. It's quite marked by the oak, but it should evolve nicely and in a classical Burgundian way in bottle.

Luis Gutierrez, June 29, 2018
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Wine SpectatorBig and rich, filled with concentrated ripe white fruit and spice flavors that are loaded with lively minerality. Pastry notes linger on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2021.

Kim Marcus, December 31, 2018