Bodega Catena Zapata is a family-owned winery located in Mendoza, in the sub appellation of Agrelo, Argentina. The winery structure is distinguished by its pyramid-like design based on Mayan architecture.
|Bodega Catena Zapata|
|Key people||Nicola Catena, Domingo V. Catena, Nicolás Catena Zapata, Laura Catena & Alejandro Vigil|
|Known for||High Altitude Malbec|
|Varietals||Malbec, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon|
The winery was founded in 1902 by Italian immigrant Nicola Catena and was passed to his son Domingo. Domingo’s son, Nicolás Catena Zapata (A.K.A. Nicolás Catena), was a pioneer to introduce European winemaking techniques to Argentina, including the introduction of Malbec and vine growing in high altitudes. Nicolás Catena’s daughter, Laura Catena, and other members of the Zapata family, have also been involved in the winery.
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- Malbec: Varietal Focus, Winemaker Magazine, July 2012.
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- To move beyond Malbec, look below the surface, The New York Times, by Eric Asimov, February, 2016.
- High Hopes in the Andes, The Economist 1843, December,January 2017.
- Rose, Anthony, Interview with Nicolás Catena Zapata, Decanter man of the year 2009, Decanter.com, March 27, 2009.