(From 2012 Vintage) No matter what the vintage, this wine is really more than 100 years old. It represents a family's journey to produce an Argentine Malbec that can stand with the great wines of the world. Malbec Argentino is a blend of Catena Zapata's historic Malbec vineyards Adrianna and Nicasia.
The Catena 1997 Malbec has a deep, dark violet color. The wine has a complex nose of black raspberry and red currant fruit with elements of smoke and spice. The mouth feel is soft and smooth with ripe flavors layered with notes of chocolate and toast. The wine is full bodied, with excellent balance, round, sweet tannins and a lengthy finish. -José Galante, Chief Winemaker