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Laura Catena releases book on world’s most famous vineyards

Managing director of Argentina’s Catena Zapata, Laura Catena, has released a new illustrated book featuring what she believes are the 12 most celebrated vineyards in the world.

Called Gold in the Vineyards, the book is the English translation of Oro en los Viñedos, which was published by Catapulta in 2017.

In a statement announcing the book’s pre-sale on Amazon, Catena said she had been “surprised” by the popularity of the Spanish version of the book in Argentina, and decided to translate it into English.

The book, which will be officially launched on 10 March, profiles 12 different vineyards, located in both the New and Old World, charting their history and explaining why they have become so well-known.

The wineries and vineyards included in the book are Château Lafite Rothschild, Solaia, Château d’Yquem, Viña Tondonia, Harlan Estate, Domaine de la Romanée Conti, JJ Prüm’s Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Domaine Leflaive, Henschke’s Hill of Grace, Gaja’s Sorì San Lorenzo, Guigal’s La Mouline and Catena’s own Adrianna Vineyard.

The book is retailing for £14.99 and also features detailed maps, infographics and illustrations throughout. It will be available in the UK, US and Canada.

Dr Catena, who is the fourth generation of the Argentine winemaking family, published her first book, Vino Argentino, An Insider’s Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina, in 2010. She also holds biology and medicine degrees from Harvard and Stanford universities.

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