2008 Angélica Zapata Malbec Alta
Tasting Notes

Fact Sheet

Angélica Zapata Malbec Alta 2008 is a blend of Malbec grapes sourced from different vineyards. The result is a wine of great concentration and elegance. The “Angélica” vineyard offers ripe plum jammy flavors with a soft, supple mouthfeel. “La Pirámide” lends intense black berry fruit with spicy black pepper and clove. “Altamira” provides elegance and freshness on the palate with a flavor profile of red berry fruit. Lot 3 from “Adrianna” is intensely floral, with hints of violets and lavender, while lot 9 provides a deeply violet color and a long persistent finish of cassis flavors and mineral notes. These five elements contribute to wonderful complexity in the final blend..

Alejandro Vigil, Chief Winemaker.

Varietal: 100 % Malbec
Vintage: 2008
Vineyards: Lot 18, “Angelica” Vineyard, 3018 ft elevation.
Lot 4, “La Pirámide” Vineyard, 3117 ft elevation.
Lot 2, “Altamira” Vineyard, 3642 ft elevation.
Lot 3, “Adrianna” Vineyard, 4757 ft elevation.
Lot 9, “Adrianna” Vineyard, 4757 ft elevation.
Fermentation: Selected yeast. Max. Ferm. Temp. 29º C, for 10 days. 30 day maceration
Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
Alcohol: 14,0 %
Acidity / pH: 5,60 / 3,72