Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae 2017


Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae


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Product code
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Store Only
Product type
Still wine
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Malbec 100 %
Closure type
Winery's website

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

Fortuna Terrae means "luck of the land" in Latin. Fortuna Terrae sits on 5 hectares of deep, loamy soil at an altitude of 4482 ft (1366 m) and is home to many varieties of native grasses which prevent erosion and attract beneficial insects, singing birds and mountain foxes.

Winemaking notes

Fermented in 225 liter oak barrels and 500 liter French oak roll-fermenters for 16 days at a temperature of 25-30┬░ C. Aged 24 months in French oak.

Tasting notes

An elegant and aromatic wine showcasing black fruit and spice, with moderate acidity, round mouthfeel and a smooth finish.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 98 points -

Luis Gutiérrez, October 2019

I felt more austerity and better balance in the 2017 Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae compared with the wines from warmer years; it feels harmonious and very integrated. There is some citrus freshness in the nose, remarkable for the conditions of the year. The palate shows even more serious than the nose, with chalky minerality and a drying sensation that adds to the grip, giving it a profile that I like very much, making it feel like a superb year for this bottling. This is really very good this year, and the acidity is very integrated. In fact, the wine is very balanced and compact, with all the ingredients greatly integrated. 5,400 bottles were filled in October 2018.

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Wine Spectator

- 95 points -

December 2020

Powerful, with hints of green olive to the expressive blend of red and dark fruit flavors supported by firm acidity and fresh tannins. Well-defined slate and spice accents drive the long finish, which cruises with minerally refinement.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 95 points -

May 2020

Located at 1,340 metres, this parcel was planted back in 1992, which was early for
Gualtallary. Fermented with 100% whole bunches, the resulting wine is dense, spicy and
hauntingly perfumed, with aromas of ginger and rosemary, lavish oak, filigree tannins and freshness of its high-altitude site.

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