2006 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec High Mountain Vines

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The 2006 Catena Malbec shows a dark violet color with deep bluish - black tones. The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark fruit aromas with delicate floral notes and traces of vanilla and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and lush, with concentrated black cherry and red currant fruit flavors layered with sweet spices, tobacco and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, supple tannins with bright, crisp acidity and a flinty minerality which gives the wine exceptional length. - Alejandro Vigil, Winemaker
* Varietal: 100 % Malbec
* Vineyards: Angelica vineyard, Lunlunta district, 2,850' elevation; La Pirámide vineyard, Agrelo district 3,100' elevation; Altamira vineyard, Altamira district, 3,870' elevation; Adrianna vineyard, Gualtallary district, 5,000' elevation
* Fermentation: Selected yeast, max temp. ferm. 31°C, for 14 days 30 day maceration
* Aging: 12 months in 70% French oak, 20% new, and 30% new American oak.
* Alcohol: 13.7 % vol
* Acidity/pH: 5.40/3.78
* Fining/Filtration: Unfined/Unfiltered

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