The elaboration of wines by means of cuts of different varietals, batches and vintages is an art as old as that of oenology itself. For many years, Nicolás Catena Zapata and his team have planted an enormous number of varietals, including different clones, in various microclimates of the mountain.
The variation of types of soil, temperature and thermal amplitude that exist in each altitude, originate an endless number of unique microclimates. Over the years, these investigations have led to determine that the same varietal, and even the same clone, presents a totally different aromatic and flavor profile, depending on the microclimate in which it is grown.
The identification and assessment of these differences, sometimes very subtle and others of great forcefulness, have allowed the development of wines, which together have a much more complex, creative and intense expression than if each of their components were evaluated separately.