BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017

£160.00

SKU:
3288214
UPC:
7794450005304
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100 points “Superb… Try in 2022 but already a dream to taste.” – James Suckling

As Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate says: “This is a superb expression of the austere wildness of Gualtallary.” River Stones hails from a few rows of vines in a cool-climate and high-altitude vineyard which is covered in oval stones hence the name. It’s called the Adrianna Vineyard but this is not just any old plot of vines. Planted in 1992 this is South America’s Grand Cru and will one day be right up there with the likes of La Tâche and Lafite. The stones have a big impact on the temperature controlling drainage reflecting the sunshine holding heat during the night and then cooling the vineyard during the day. Catena Zapata create three Malbecs from the Adrianna Vineyard. Although still rich luxurious and highly aromatic River Stones tends to be the most elegant of the trio.

Matured in French oak for 20 months once poured it begins to gently unfurls in the glass revealing blackberries plum crumble crème de cassis hot sauna stones damp forest floor wildflowers and exotic spices. River Stones Malbec is simply magnificent and clearly South America’s answer to the First Growths.

Catena Zapata was named “The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2020” by Drinks International. Established in 1902 the bodega played a pioneering role in the explosion of Malbec and in exploring extreme high-altitude winemaking. Nicolás Catena Zapata a former Decanter Man of the Year is widely credited with putting Argentinean wine on the world map and should be placed on a level with the likes of Robert Mondavi in Napa and Angelo Gaja in Piedmont. “The most important winery in Argentina” according to Wine Advocate who also notes that: “the name Catena on the label is a guarantee of quality.” The winery is now run by Dr Laura Catena the fourth-generation vintner and a graduate of both Harvard and Stanford Universities who is fast becoming the face of Argentinian wine. When she’s not making wine or writing books she is a part-time physician of Emergency Medicine in San Francisco – a suitably remarkable winemaker for an equally remarkable estate.


SKU No.: 3288214

Style No.: 829322

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grapes: Malbec
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.1%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

100 points “Superb… Try in 2022 but already a dream to taste.” – James Suckling

As Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate says: “This is a superb expression of the austere wildness of Gualtallary.” River Stones hails from a few rows of vines in a cool-climate and high-altitude vineyard which is covered in oval stones hence the name. It’s called the Adrianna Vineyard but this is not just any old plot of vines. Planted in 1992 this is South America’s Grand Cru and will one day be right up there with the likes of La Tâche and Lafite. The stones have a big impact on the temperature controlling drainage reflecting the sunshine holding heat during the night and then cooling the vineyard during the day. Catena Zapata create three Malbecs from the Adrianna Vineyard. Although still rich luxurious and highly aromatic River Stones tends to be the most elegant of the trio.

Matured in French oak for 20 months once poured it begins to gently unfurls in the glass revealing blackberries plum crumble crème de cassis hot sauna stones damp forest floor wildflowers and exotic spices. River Stones Malbec is simply magnificent and clearly South America’s answer to the First Growths.

Catena Zapata was named “The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2020” by Drinks International. Established in 1902 the bodega played a pioneering role in the explosion of Malbec and in exploring extreme high-altitude winemaking. Nicolás Catena Zapata a former Decanter Man of the Year is widely credited with putting Argentinean wine on the world map and should be placed on a level with the likes of Robert Mondavi in Napa and Angelo Gaja in Piedmont. “The most important winery in Argentina” according to Wine Advocate who also notes that: “the name Catena on the label is a guarantee of quality.” The winery is now run by Dr Laura Catena the fourth-generation vintner and a graduate of both Harvard and Stanford Universities who is fast becoming the face of Argentinian wine. When she’s not making wine or writing books she is a part-time physician of Emergency Medicine in San Francisco – a suitably remarkable winemaker for an equally remarkable estate.


SKU No.: 3288214

Style No.: 829322

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grapes: Malbec
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.1%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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