No one has done more to put Mendoza on the map than Nicolas Catena. His eponymous winery single-handedly turned Malbec from Bordeaux reject to international quality benchmark. Eventually the results of his experiments spoke for themselves and others quickly followed in his footsteps. The family’s commitment to research and development continues apace with Nicolas’ daughter, Laura, now at the helm. This is a winery that never compromises on quality. The range has grown in recent years, but with no perceivable drop in standards. From the varietal range, right up to the flagship Nicolas Catena Zapata, these are wines that always over deliver.