CATENA ZAPATA Malbec, River Stones Adrianna Vineyard 2017 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | Argentina | Mendoza | 75cl
£110.00 / £660.00 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 98 points - Drink Date: > 2030 - "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 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." James Suckling 100 points.