Yes we did! Our NC distributor could only find 3 bottles in the entire mid atlantic region. Whether you are a ratings fan or a pure Malbec lover, look no further...it does not get much better than this! BTW, Robert Parker rated this wine a solid 100! This is a serious collectors wine.
This cuvée takes its name from a small parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard that is completely covered with oval white stones and was the site of an ancient riverbed. The abundant stones provide optimal drainage and extreme temperatures. They absorb heat and moderate the nights, but also function like ice cubes after a very cold night. Stony soil Malbecs tend to be extremely aromatic, rich and luxurious, just like the River Stones Malbec from Adrianna. This wine can be enjoyed young or aged for decades.
Fermentation: In 225 liter oak barrels and 500 liter French oak roll-fermenters for 17 days
Max. Fermentation Temperature: 25-30° C, 10-15 day maceration
Aging: 20 months in barrel, oak treatment is decided according to the vintage characteristics. French Oak
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Key Word Descriptors: floral, exuberant, lengthy smooth tannins, metallic
- Adrianna Vineyard: Gualtallary District, Tupungato Alto Region, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
- Parcel Name: River Stones
- Parcel Surface: 2.6 Hectares
- Soil composition: Alluvial origin. White stones covered by calcium carbonate. Ancient river bed
- Altitude: 4.482 ft (1.366 m) elevation
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2016 [Mendoza Argentina]
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