Founded in 1902 by Nicola Catena, Catena Zapata has positioned itself as Argentina's most prized wineries. Tupungato lies at about 1,450m above sea level in the foothills of the Andes. This pebble-covered plot was specifically chosen for chardonnay planting as the extremely cool nights slow down the ripening process and help the fruit to retain freshness and acidity. Juices from low yielding vines undergo a long fermentation (25 days), then the resulting wine spends about nine months on its lees in 100% French oak.
This is a deliciously rich, broad and tropical fruit-driven wine which has won over the hearts of oaky Chardonnay fans. It will pair well with roast chicken and also with some creamy white meats.