- Wine Searcher
Q&A: Laura Catena
Interview by Amanda Barnes - Thursday, 02-Aug-2012
- Wine Award 2011
Nicolás Catena 2011 Life Time Archievement Der Feinschmecker
- 2010 Winestar Awards Ceremony.
Wine Entuhusiast Magazine honors wine industry luminaries from around
the world at The New York Public Library on Monday evening.
By the Editors of Wine Enthusiast - Jan
- New World Winery of the Year 2010 - Bodega Catena Zapata
Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schachner,
Diciembre 4, 2010
- Malbec Madness.
red is running up the score.
- Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2009
- Nicolas Catena, Decanter
Man of the Year
Award Dinner in London
- Laura Catena
eRobertParker.com - November, 2009
Ambassador of Wine
Dave McIntyre - The Washington Post - October 21,
has chosen Nicolas Catena Man of the Year 2009
Decanter - Feb 24, 2009
"Decanter has chosen Nicolas Catena Man of the Year 2009, crediting
him with changing the direction of Argentina's wine industry..."
View the Decanter Man of the Year Brochure
Read Laura Catena's Letter
Winemaking Stars in South America
Patricio Tapia, Wine & Spirits February 2009
"Vigil has set aside his ego, but not his restless drive to
find the vineyard expression in the wine..."
- "Catena Eyes Up
JanesRobinson.com - October 9, 2008
"Catena is one of South America´s best-known wine people..."
Catena Zapata Press Review
- 100 Greatest Wine States bu Robert Parker Jr.
Winery from Argentina & Chile Selected by Robert Parker Jr. as
one the Great Wine Estates of the World
- "Tasting Highlights: Argentina"
Wine Spectator, On Line, November 1, 2005
Ten Top Reds from Some of the Country's Best Wineries.
By James Molesworth
Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza La Consulta Lote 1 2002 - 92 POINTS
A beauty, with streamlined raspberry and red currant fruit gliding
along floral, mineral and mocha notes. Racy finish underneath carries
the lengthy finish. Available in six-pack only ($250) with Adrianna
and Alta bottling. 200 Six-packs available. Drink now through 2010.
Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza Adrianna Lote 3 2002 - 91 POINTS
A touch of funk on the nose slowly yields to a thickly layered version
that sports beef, blackberry, plum, loam and tar flavors. Chewy and
structured, this is all about power. Available in six-pack only ($250)
with La Consulta and Alta bottling. 200 six-packs available. Drink now
Catena, argentine ambassador.
Food & Wine Magazine, October 2005
- Malbec Will Make it Big
“By the year 2015, the greatness of Argentinean wines made from the Malbec grape will be understood as
a given. This French varietal, which failed so miserably on its home
soil in Bordeaux, has reached startling heights of quality in Argentina.
Both inexpensive, delicious Malbecs and majestic, profoundly complex
ones from high-elevation vineyards are already being produced, and
by 2015 this long-ignored grape's place in the pantheon of noble wines
will be guaranteed.”
Food & Wine Magazine, September 2004, Robert Parker
high altitude wines are best for your heart"
Catena cabernet sauvignon wines from Argentina are shown to be 2 to
6 times more potent than a selection of red wines from France, Spain,
Italy, Chile and Australia.
Are wines from high altitude vineyards better than any other wines
at preventing heart attacks? Recent research by Professor Roger
Corder, head of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the
William Harvey Research Institute in London, supports this hypothesis.
Decanter, July 2003
"On either side of Andes, Chile and Argentina are developing
their high-altitude vineyards, producing wines of real character.
Jeff Cox investigates."
- Argentina's One-Two
Wine Spectator, March 24, 2003
One grape and one man are leading the country's march toward wines
of quality and character. By James Molesworth
- Wine of the week
By Jancis Robinson - www.jancisrobinson.com, July
Alamos Chardonnay 2002 Mendoza
Wine Spectator, December 31, 2002 - Jan 15, 2003
Our Editors Select the Most Exciting Wines of 2002
Cry for These Argentine Wines
BusinessWeek, October 14, 2002
- Decanter, Rose Murray Brown MW, May,
"The new Zapata winery in Agrelo, inspired by Mayan-pyramid
design, is a symbol of Catena's status and progress."
- Daily Wine News, James Molesworth, April
17 ,2001, USA
"Argentina's Nicolás Catena, who has almost single-handedly
brought Argentinean wine to the attention of the international wine
- Bon Appetite, 'The Next
Big Thing', Anthony Dias Blue,February 2001, USA
"That Argentine wines are finally making an impression in
the world market is due in no small part to the efforts of Dr. Nicolás
Catena , an Argentine economist of Italian extraction, whose family
has been in the wine business for generations. ...The Catena Alta
Brand has since become the company's flagship. As befits its premium
status, it is not inexpensive wine, but it is extraordinarily good.
Catena has certainly been successful in his quest to bring quality
winemaking to Argentina."
- Yorkshire Post Magazine, Ch. Austin, Feb/March 2001, UK
"Catena, another big player in the market has just built a
brand new winery...With state-of -the-art technology, Nicholas Catena
will undoubtedly capture even more of our hearts"
- Wine Realizing its potential' August '2000, UK
"The front-runner, Argentina's equivalent to California's
Mondavi, Nicolás Catena set the ball rolling and heads turning..."
- Wine and Spirit February, 1999, USA
"Catena, the winery which has led Argentina into the world
market with its ultra-premium-high-prized wines."
- Alejandro Sejanovich, Vineyard Director
"Bodega Catena Zapata
announces Alejandro Sejanovich as Vineyard Director".
- "Nicolás Catena announces
joint venture with Lafite Rothschild'
book edited by Laura Catena, with pictures by Sara
Matthews and maps of the region.