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Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River Stones, Bodega Catena Zapata 2017

Grape VarietyMalbec

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Argentina2017Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River Stones, Bodega Catena ZapataBT061,180.0012100 JS6131.11111066667100.00100.00Malbec Adrianna River Stones, Catena Zapata0.75
Argentina2017Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River Stones, Bodega Catena Zapata NewMG02216.67bt100 JS2144.444444100.00100.00Malbec Adrianna River Stones, Catena Zapata1.5
Argentina2017Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River Stones, Bodega Catena ZapataIM-2860.00bt100 JS2143.33333333333100.00100.00Malbec Adrianna River Stones, Catena Zapata6
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Tasting Notes

Incredible aromas of blackberries, hot stones, wet earth and flowers. Full-bodied, it floats across the palate with ultra-fine tannins that melt into the wine. Superb, long finish of subtle fruit and terroir-defined subtleties. Try in 2022, but already a dream to taste.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019

One of three Malbecs from the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary, the 2017 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones was surprisingly fresh for the conditions of the year. They discarded a small plot that was a little too ripe. The wine fermented with full clusters and finished fermenting without skins or stems (like a white), and this was done with 100% of the volume, because in previous years, it was done for maybe 70% of the wine. This helps with the texture and the minerality, a mouthfeel rather than a flavor, reminiscent of the stony soils covered with limestone. This tends to be the most austere of the three bottlings, but it shows a little more fruit; and there is a lot of acidity, but it's nicely coated by the fruit. The result is a beautifully textured Malbec that seems to open up slowly in the glass—the violet and berry aromas get complicated by some spice (curry?), and the palate feels more layered. This is a superb expression of the austere wildness of Gualtallary. 4,800 bottles were filled in December 2018. 2019-2030

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, October 2019
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