Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay White Bones 2018

CATENA

Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay White Bones
2018

$150.81*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
811117
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Store Only
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
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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Notes about product

The Adrianna vineyard is located at almost 5,000’ elevation in the Gualtallary sub-district of the Tupungato region. White Bones Chardonnay comes from select rows within Block 1 of the Adrianna Vineyard. The name refers to the soil underneath these rows, which is layered with calcareous deposits and limestone as well as fossilized animal bones - remnants of a river that used to pass through the region.

Winemaking notes

Cold settling for 12 hours in stainless steel tanks at 6º C. Fermentation in French oak barrels for 45 - 95 days at 16°C. Battonage. Partial malolactic fermentation. Aged for 12-16 months in 2nd, 3d and 4th use French oak barrels.

Press reviews

Tim Atkin MW

- 97 points -

May 2020

This stunning Chardonnay continues to rub shoulders with the best examples of the variety in the world. Sourced from soils that are said to contain contain fossils from an ancient riverbed, it has wonderful verve, zip and focus, with notes of patisserie and lime, leesy intensity, a whiff of thyme and mint and a long, chiselled finish. Argentina’s answer to a Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru.

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Wine Advocate

97+ POINTS

October 2019

The 2018 White Bones Chardonnay shows a slightly showier personality than the 2018 White Stones, but it's less balsamic and minty than the 2017 White Bones. But this bottling is always a little more aromatic and forward than the more backward White Stones; there are flowers, pollen, herbs and white pepper. But both whites are more about the place and vintage, more about the chalky soils that give them a very specific mouthfeel, with a dry, austere personality.

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