Bodega Catena Zapata is a family-owned winery credited with putting Argentine wines and high altitude Malbec on the world map.
Nicola Catena arrived in Mendoza, Argentina from the Marche region of Italy in 1898, and planted his first Malbec vineyard in 1902. His son Domingo then grew the business until the Catena family became one of the largest vineyard holders in Mendoza. Their success is much attributed to the introduction of modern European winemaking and viticultural techniques to Argentina, which include small French oak barrels, drip irrigation and low yielding French Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon cuttings, extremely low yields and plant-by-plant selection.
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