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The Rebirth of Malbec by Laura Catena

Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza.

This is the first time in history that a parcel wine from the Adrianna Vineyard gets a perfect score.

Vintages 1997-2012. STEPHEN TANZER - OCTOBER 2016

Nicolás Catena Zapata dared to plant wines where no one thought they would ripen. His high-altitude wine revolution culminated in the discovery of a new terroir for wine, the Adrianna Vineyard, at almost 5,000 feet elevation.

The inaugural 1997 vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend set a new standard of quality for wines from South America when it won a series of blind tastings against first growths and other prestigious cuvées from around the world.

The Bodega Catena Zapata Vision: to make Argentine wines that can stand with the best of the world.

Catena Zapata and Mishiguene meet to compose a symphony of aromas, flavors, music and emotions.

Amanda Barnes interviews Laura Catena as she travels Around the World in 80 Harvests to discover where Malbec came from and where it is going in Argentina.

The Nicolás Catena Zapata Cabernet Malbec blend is made from a plant by plant selection of historic rows in the Catena family's high altitude vineyards.

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best historic rows of the vineyard named for Nicolas Catena Zapata's youngest daughter, Adrianna.

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino represents more than a single vintage. It reflects the Catena Zapata family's century long journey to produce a world class Argentine Malbec.

Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec is made from a meticulous vine selection in the best historic rows of the Nicasia Vineyard, named for Nicolás Catena Zapata's grandmother.

In this book—part wine primer, part cultural exploration, part introduction to the Argentine lifestyle—discover where to eat, what to see, and how to travel like a local with Laura Catena, the Argentina-born, United States-educated, globetrotting wine star.

Nicolás Catena Zapata revolutionized Argentine winemaking by planting where no one else dared to plant.

All vintners know the “sweet spots” within their vineyards, usually determined by a special combination of soil, climate, and plant population. These “sweet spots” within the Catena Zapata family’s high mountain vineyards make up the Historic Rows of Catena Alta Malbec.

All vintners know the “sweet spots” within their vineyards, usually determined by a special combination of soil, climate, and plant population. These “sweet spots” within the Catena Zapata family’s high mountain vineyards make up the Historic Rows of Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon.

All vintners know the “sweet spots” within their vineyards, usually determined by a special combination of soil, climate, and plant population. These “sweet spots” within the Catena Zapata family’s high mountain vineyards make up the Historic Rows of Catena Alta Chardonnay.

Catena Cabernet is blend of the Catena family's best high mountain historic estate vineyards.

Catena Chardonnay is a blend of the Catena family's best high mountain historic estate vineyards.

Catena Malbec is a blend of the best of the Catena family's high mountain historic estate vineyards.