Sunday May 31, 2020

3 wines to try, buy and put by

An attractive chardonnay from Argentina, an organic Cava from Spain and a complex, rewarding Chablis.

21st April, 2012
Catena Zapata, M&S Tupungato Chardonnay, Mendoza 2010.


Bodegas Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's iconic wineries - not that you'd know it from the M&S labelling. This is an entry level affair from this sought-after producer, but very attractive for all that. The wine exudes cleverness and high quality winemaking. It is part malolactic fermented in oak barrels and part tank fermented, before being blended. This is toasty, old-style chardonnay, medium to light bodied but with touches of toffee-apple and...

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