Catena Zapata Catena Chardonnay 2020

Catena Zapata Catena Chardonnay 2020

 

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Catena Zapata
Catena Chardonnay 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,2°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

The world famous producers at Catena have brought Argentinean Chardonnay into another level - crisp pineapple and citrus fruits with an elegant finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 2018
JS James Suckling 92 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 88 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 88 2014
JR Jancis Robinson 16 2012
More information on wine critics and ratings
This is a ripe and juicy style of Chardonnay with flavours of pineapple, peach and citrus fruit. It’s also got some soft, creamy vanilla flavours. It’s a soft, easy-drinking sort of wine which is ideal for people who don’t like their wine too dry.
Nicola Catena planted his first Malbec vineyards in Mendoza in 1902. Malbec had been a blending grape in Bordeaux, but Nicola suspected it would find its hidden splendor in the Argentine Andes. Fast forward sixty years and Nicola’s grandson Nicolas took the reigns of the family firm. Since the mid-1960s, Nicolas has spent his career building Catena in to one of the world’s best wineries, emulating what his mentor Robert Mondavi achieved in California. Nicolas was a pioneer of… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2018)
The balsamic, smoky and spicy white 2018 Catena Chardonnay is a blend of different vineyards matured in oak barrels for ten months. 2018 was a very good harvest in Mendoza after two unusual vintages, the extremely wet 2016 and 2017 marked by frost and a very warm end of the season. 2018 is a "normal" year, with good quality and normal volumes. This Chardonnay is a fresh and varietal bottling with good balance; they used some destemmed grapes for the first time, trying to obtain less oxidative musts, and the wine comes through as a balanced combination of fruit and oak with a pleasant mouthfeel. It's really excellent for the price asked. 276,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2019.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2016)
Aromas of sliced apple and lemon follow through to a full body, with creamy texture and lovely stone and apple flavors. White peaches too. Subtle and flavorful.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 88 Points (2014)
Spiced apple, raw oak and related cinnamon and woodspice aromas introduce a flush, chunky palate that's showing modest acidity. Flavors of savory oak, tropical fruits and baked apple finish creamy in feel, with flavors of papaya and vanilla.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 88 Points (2014)
Mar/Apr 16. By Stephen Tanzer. Pale, bright yellow. Clean, cool aromas of pear and peach lifted by white flowers. Offers good texture and palate coverage but only modest nuance. Juicy acidity gives shape to the finish but I'd drink this wine in the next couple years. This was once a full-malo wine.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 16 Points (2012)
Tasted May 2013 - Pale greenish gold. Has the ripeness of Mendoza but a strong cool-climate streak of freshness and minerality, with the oak well integrated. Very slightly sour on the finish but more sophisticated than many a Mendoza Chardonnay. (JH)

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