Bodega Catena Zapata

  • Argentine


Bodega Catena Zapata was founded in 1902 in Argentina. The domain is known for its pioneering role in the resurrection of the Malbec grape and the discovery of very high-altitude terroirs. The history of the domain represents the history of wine in Argentina, they have revolutionised the family business and the country’s wine industry over the last 50 years. In 1992, Nicolás Catena Zapata planted grapes from Bordeaux where no one thought it was possible. He discovered this new terroir for the wines of the Adrianna vineyard. This vineyard is located at an altitude of about 1,400 metres and is now called the Grand Cru of South America. It is here that the team of the Catena Wine Institute conducts studies on rocks, insects and micro-organisms. It is one of the most studied vineyards in the world. Each vineyard, which is divided into plots according to the soil, has a weather station to study the climatic variations at high altitudes.  The estate's wines come from their six vineyards: Angélica, La Pirámide, Nicasia, Domingo, Adrianna and Angélica Sur. They are known for their rich, fine, and elegant wines representing the unique region of Mendoza.

Grape varieties

  • Malbec

  • Chardonnay

  • Cabernet Franc

  • Cabernet Sauvignon