Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay White Bones 2017


Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay White Bones

Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Chardonnay 100 %
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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

White Bones sits on 2.2 hectares of calcareous soil at an altitude of 4757 ft (1450 m). At this extreme altitude the nighttime temperature hovers only a few degrees above freezing, even in the summer months. However, the sunlight is very intense at this elevation, and the difference in temperature between day and night is around 15-20 degrees.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were cold settled for 12 hours in stainless steel tanks at 6ºC and then fermented with natural yeast in French oak barrels for 45 - 95 days at 16°C. The wine then underwent partial malolactic fermentation. Aged for 12-16 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th use French oak barrels.

Tasting notes

A wine with distinctive floral and saline notes that are echoed in the palate with accompanying white fruit and minerality.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 99 points -

March 2019

This is really incredible now. Cooked apples, mustard flowers, minerals and hints of stone. Full-bodied yet vivid and expansive with lightness and energy on the palate. Eye-opening acidity. It goes on for minutes. A great white, as always.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 98 points -

May 2019

It’s a nice choice to have, but I just prefer this to the White Stones bottling in 2017, although both are world class. Showing the higher percentage of limestone in its soils,  White Bones is a chiselled, complex, hauntingly ethereal wine with understated oak and notes of kelp, citrus and oyster shell. Argentina’s best Chardonnay.

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