Monday, January 22, 2018

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Laura Catena insight about the Lafite of Mendoza



Caro is Lafite-Rothschild's low-key collaboration with Catena Zapata. W. Blake Gray caught up with the family behind it.

Baron Eric de Rothschild, owner of Château Lafite Rothschild, was not the first famous French vigneron to visit Nicolás Catena Zapata in Argentina. When Rothschild did drop by in the late '90s, Catena's expectations were low, because of that first visitor.
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"Jacques Lurton came to visit in the early '90s," said Laura Catena, Nicolás' daughter and general director of Bodega Catena Zapata. "That's the reason we plant at such high altitudes. Jacques tasted a Cabernet from Lujan de Cuyo and he said: 'This wine tastes like it's from the...[Read More]

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