Catena Appellation Vista Flores Malbec 2019
Stunning Malbec from one of the variety’s most admired producers.
Way back in the 1950s, Don Domingo Catena started sourcing Malbec from the historic vineyards of Vista Flores. The region produced dark wines with gorgeous tannins and immense ageing potential. Matured for 12 months in French oak, this wine offers almost unrivalled value for money. A complex combo of dark fruit, lavender, violets, mocha, leather and peppery spices that easily earns its 92-point rating from wine expert James Suckling. This is becoming a bit of a steak night favourite for us.
Catena Zapata was named “The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2020” by Drinks International. Established in 1902, the bodega played a pioneering role in the explosion of Malbec and in exploring extreme high-altitude winemaking. Nicolás Catena Zapata, a former Decanter Man of the Year, is widely credited with putting Argentinean wine on the world map and should be placed on a level with the likes of Robert Mondavi in Napa and Angelo Gaja in Piedmont. It is “the most important winery in Argentina” according to Wine Advocate, who also notes that: “the name Catena on the label is a guarantee of quality.” The winery is now run by Dr Laura Catena, the fourth-generation vintner and a graduate of both Harvard and Stanford Universities, who is fast becoming the face of Argentinian wine. When she’s not making wine or writing books, she is a part-time physician of Emergency Medicine in San Francisco – a suitably remarkable winemaker for an equally remarkable estate.
£2.53 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3502823
Style No.: 896415
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