Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec
- Vintage: 2017
- Origin: Paraje Altamira, Argentina
- Taste Guide: Full bodied, complex, smooth & dry. The nose offers concentrated aromas of red & dark fruits with delicate floral notes, seasoned by hints of oak. The finish offers well integrated-tannins, bright acidity, and flinty minerality - oaked
- 75cl - 13.5% - Traditional Cork Opening
- Meal pairing: Perfect with grilled meats.
The 'Appellation' wine range from Bodegas Catena Zapata faithfully replicates the concept of Burgundy's village wine. Just as happens in France, this wine collection has its main focus on the terroir, which means the region's origin becomes much more important than the grape variety or the ageing. The wines are named after historic vineyards, small in size, such as Lunlunta, Agrelo and La Consulta.
Featuring among them is this Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec, a red made solely from the grapes of the location, a magical spot with chalky soils capable of producing wines which have fantastic acidity and impressive minerality.
In every one of the little over 9,000 bottles of Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec there's a wine of an intense purple colour and a concentrated nose of ripe woodland fruits, blue flowers and orange peel. Its palate is complex and concentrated, with very well integrated tannins and the limestone offering all its elegance. Complementing its silky feel, there are hints of fine spices and cocoa that culminate in an exceptionally long, dry and polished finish, with a refined mineral touch.