阿根廷酒莊


Catena Zapata

 

五號精選 - Catena Chardonnay 2016 阿根廷 卡帝那酒莊 夏多內白酒


 
相信大家都聽過1976年,法國巴黎品酒會的故事,那場有關加州酒打敗了法國酒的故事,造成加州酒的崛起,也讓大家多了一個酒餘飯後的話題;而這樣的事情也發生在2001年,不過獲得殊榮的主角卻換成了阿根廷『卡地那 沙巴達Catena Zapata酒莊』。 

這是英國於2001年舉辦的第十屆葡萄酒比賽中,評審包含專家、進口商、作家等等約三十人,盲目品飲的酒款包含法國五大的Latour以及Haut-Brion,還有些加州的膜拜酒,但最後被全體評定為第一名的則是Catena Zapata的頂級酒款,奠定了他頂級酒莊的地位。

最近喝了Catena的Chardonnay,舒服迷人的香草以及洋梨香氣交錯迷人,用餐時刻一下就被清空。怎麼這麼好喝!大家說道。  

    

Catena家族經營葡萄酒事業不只一百年,創始者Nicola Catena出生於義大利中部的Marche,父親於葡萄酒園工作,在從小耳濡目染的情況下造就了Nicola Catena獨特的天份和眼光,於1902年時在阿根廷的Mendosa區創立Catena Zapata,現由他孫子Nicolas Catena帶領的酒廠已經在全世界擁有極佳名聲,優良的釀酒技術甚至吸引了法國波爾多五大酒廠之一的Chateau Lafite注目,甚至進化到合作關係,這也是Nicolas Catena將釀酒事業邁向國際化的一個轉折點。

Wine Advocate稱讚Catena Zapata酒莊為:『When all is said and done, Catena Zapata is the Argentina winery of reference – the standard of excellence for comparing all others.』,認為這家阿根廷酒莊有著值得其他釀酒者效法且追求的品質。這麼有實力又好喝的酒莊,五號決定引進來嘉惠眾酒友,這次挑選的兩款酒,就是大家喝過後就一直想再喝的,Catenca的Chardonnay以及Malbec。


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酒莊:Catena Zapata
產區:阿根廷Mendosa
全名:Catena Chardonnay
中文:卡帝那 夏多內白酒
葡萄品種:100% Chardonnay
年份:2016


經過五號一次餐與酒搭配的洗禮,大家吵著要購買這支酒,明亮的酒色,些微的香草與奶油,富有圓潤的洋梨及榛果等香氣,類似烤麵包感帶著新鮮酸度,口感些微滑潤卻很清新,真的會讓人一口接一口,搭配中式熱炒或家常菜竟然出乎意料的對味,連單喝都能讓人喜愛,這樣的表現更獲得酒評大力推崇。 


Wine Advocate 90

Catena Zapata’s 2016 Chardonnay was sourced from three estate vineyards and fermented with natural yeasts. It then spent 10 months sur-lie in French oak, 40% new. Light gold-colored with a slight green tint, it exhibits a nose of slate, toast, butterscotch, pear, and apple. Medium-bodied, the wine is nicely balanced by crisp acidity, and the flavors are intense and persistent. 

Wine Spectator 89
Bright, with tasty fig, pear and hazelnut notes. There's ample toast, but also fresh acidity, keeping the finish elegant and lively.

Stephen Tanzer 91
Yellow with a gold tinge. Deeply pitched aromas of stone fruits, spices, honey, flowers, dusty stone and toasty oak; showed a note of apricot candy with aeration. Rich, ripe flavors of peach, apricot and sexy oak spices show a lovely sweetness. More viscous than the Alamos chardonnay but kept fresh by strong acidity. This silky, very concentrated wine finishes with an impressively persistent flavor of ripe apricot. Catena continues to be in a class of its own for chardonnay in Argentina. 



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