Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay White Stones 2020

CATENA

Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay White Stones
2020

  • Sustainable
Product code
755725
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Product type
Still wine
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Production notes

For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. In his pursuit to make wines that stand with the best in the world, Nicolás Catena identified the best lots, and rows, in the Catena family’s estate vineyards. White Stones Chardonnay comes from a select 27 rows within Block 1 of the Adrianna Vineyard. The name refers to the ground beneath the vines which is covered with gravel - oval white stones.

Press reviews

Vinous

- 97 points -

August 2022

The 2020 Chardonnay Adrianna Vineyard White Stones from Gualtallary, Uco Valley, was barrel-aged for 16 months. Greenish-yellow in the glass. The intense, layered nose presents bold aromas of green apple, pear, hints of linden blossom and ginger with touches of lemon and herbs. In the mouth, it’s concentrated, rooted in a lively, heightened freshness while maintaining the variety’s expansive flow, which also delivers salinity and long-lasting flavor. A thrilling white that defines this nook of the Uco Valley.

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James Suckling

- 97 points -

March 2022

Lemon zest, pineapple, white pepper, cloves, jasmine, crushed stones and chalk on the nose. Medium-bodied, focused and phenolic. Very fine, mineral and tight with persistent energy and vivid acidity. Creamy, with salted-almond notes at the end.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 95 points -

June 2022

White Stones, as its name suggests, comes from alluvial soils with a significant percentage of clay. Fermented in older wood, with 20% malolactic, it’s the latest in a long line of impressive Chardonnay releases from Alejandro Vigil. Perfumed and subtly wooded, with a hint of gunflint, passion fruit and clementine flavours and a taut, mineral-etched finish.

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