Bodega Catena Zapata "Alta" Chardonnay 2017 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [JS 92] [AG 91]

Bodega Catena Zapata "Alta" Chardonnay 2017
(Mendoza, Argentina) - [JS 92] [AG 91]

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At almost 5,000 feet elevation in the Andean foothills, the Adrianna vineyard's calcareous soils and cool climate are the promised land of Chardonnay. The fruit from the Adrianna vineyard has a purity of flavors and a minerality that is particular to this vineyard and can not be found anywhere else in Mendoza. The nearby, gravel-covered Domingo Vineyard makes up 20% of the blend. Elevage: 14 months in French oak barrels.


Whole clusters are pressed, and then 100% fermented in 500 L French oak barrels with natural yeasts at low temperatures. Wild yeasts. Aged for 14 months in French oak. 30% does not undergo malolactic fermentation. First, second and third use barrels used.

Technical Information

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13%
Total Acidity: 7 grams/liter
pH: 3.18

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"I love the pear, licorice and vanilla aromas. Clarity and elegance. The finish lingers long and gently pulls you back for more. Drink now." - (5 Apr, 2018 )

91 Points - Vinous:
"(13.9% alcohol; 70% malolactic fermentation): Bright yellow-green. Precise aromas of white peach, citrus fruits and flowers. Rich, suave and smooth, offering noteworthy purity and breadth to its white fruit and mineral flavors. Plusher and rounder than the 2016 but maintains a light touch and finishes with excellent subtle persistence. This is easier to taste today than the 2016. " - Stephen Tanzer (Jul 2018)