Catena Appellation Tupungato Chardonnay 2019 - Bodega Catena Zapata

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Appellation Tupungato Chardonnay 2019

£19.00

Argentina is famed for Malbec, but there’s so much more to this country than that. As Catena’s Tupungato Chardonnay proves. Clinging to the pebbly soils in the foothills of the Andes, these low-yielding vines withstand some extremely cold nights. But that’s what gives this Chardonnay its finesse, helping it to ripen slowly and retain that refreshing acidity. Expect slices of crunchy green apple, popcorn, creamy lemon curd, tropical fruit, white peach and a whiff of smoke from the French oak. Simply glorious with anything from popcorn (or our guilty pleasure of peanut butter and apple slices) and a movie to roast chicken and all the trimmings.

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.: 3576748

Style No.: 854816

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grapes: Chardonnay
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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