It is a natural sweet white wine, which in France would be grouped under the generic name of "vins moelleux". It was made exclusively with Semillon variety grapes, from one of the plots of the Agrelo vineyard, which was affected by Botrytis Cinerea. This fungus, also known as "noble rot", causes the so-called "passerillage", that is, the concentration of sugars and acids in the grape due to loss of water. The mold settles on the skin of the grain, consuming the juice and allowing it to dry out. The harvest was carried out in successive trias, choosing only those clusters that presented the greatest degree of affectation. To complete the harvest, it was necessary to carry it out in three different stages, in order to ensure the maximum concentration of sugars, aromatic components and flavor.
The grapes were then pressed and fermented, which was interrupted when reaching 12% alcohol, which allowed obtaining 79 gr/l of residual sugar. Finally, the wine remained for 15 months in new barrels from the French cooperage Taransaud, with a medium interior toast. Intense yellow in color with hints of gold, on the nose it is complex, reminiscent of honey, vanilla and hints of white peach. On the palate it is long and sweet permanence, with subtle syrupy and citrus notes. It is recommended to drink it between 7º and 9º C, accompanying foie gras, blue cheeses and desserts.
- Catena Zapata Winery
- sweet type
- Harvest 2018
- Semillon Varietal
- Cut 100% Semillon
- Aging 20% 12 months in new French oak, 80% in stainless steel tank, on lees
- Winemaker Alejandro Vigil
- Alcohol content 13.9%
- Agrelo Region , Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
- Service Temperature: 7° to 9°C
- Country Argentina
- Pairing foie gras, blue cheeses and desserts.