The Catena Zapata Malbec Nicasia Vineyard is one of the three toptier Malbecs first released by
the winery in 2007. The wine exemplifies Nicolas Catena's success and pioneering research with
the Malbec grape in Mendoza. The Nicasia Vineyard is a small, specially selected number of rows in Lot 1 of the Catena family's Altamira Vineyard. Planted in 1996, the Malbec vines are on their own rootstock and part of a massal population from the Catena family's historic, 80 year old Angelica vineyard.
A glass coating opaque purple color, it delivers a breathtaking bouquet of toasty oak, cinnamon,
violets, incense, truffle, black cherry, and plum. Fullbodied, layered, dense, and rich, this Malbec
manages to combine elegance and power. Sweetly fruited, savory, and harmonious, it will evolve for 68 years and drink well through 2026.