The grapes come from the Adrianna vineyard, at an altitude of about 1500 meters, and the Nicasia vineyard, at an altitude of around 1200 meters. It is an ideal blend. The winemaking process is the same as for the single vineyard wines. Fermentation takes place partly in 225-liter wooden barrels and partly in 500-liter barrels. Aging in new French oak barrels lasts for eighteen months. This wine showcases what high-altitude Malbec is all about: a model of pure, ripe fruit and great power. The aging potential is unparalleled. Bodega Catena Zapata is regarded as the flagship winery in Argentina. Robert Parker's statement says a lot: "When all is said and done, Catena Zapata is the Argentina winery of reference, the standard of excellence."