The nose is intense, with complex cedar, ripe red cassis, tobacco and sweet spice.
On the palate, a sweet, soft entry leads to a rich wine packed with red fruit and subtle black pepper and eucalyptus flavours. Finishes long and elegant with round, silky tannins.
The season started warm and ended cold. Normal harvest times. There were significant hail storms which affected many areas – the only affected vineyard for Catena was the La Piramide vineyard in Agrelo – the old Cabernet Sauvignon that goes into the Nicolas Catena Zapata was spared by hail netting. Elegant wines with optimal balance.
Selected yeast. Max. Ferm. Temp: 30º C, for 13 days. 28 day maceration.
24 months in French oak barrels (70% new)
Deep violet colour with red ruby hues.