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Bodega Catena Zapata : "Adrianna River" Malbec 2018

Mendoza - Mendoza - Red
Bodega Catena Zapata : "Adrianna River" Malbec 2018
£340 Incl. VAT & DP
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A rich and exuberant fine Argentine wine

The estate

The pioneering Nicola Catena founded Bodega Catena Zapata in 1902, planting his first plots of Malbec within the exceptional vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina.

This family estate, in a constant quest for excellence, exprienced a new boom when it was taken over by Nicolás Catena Zapata in the 1960s. With the wish to revolutionise production methods for Argentine wines, Nicolás Catena Zapata is inspired by the vinification of Napa Valley wines and is revealing new, high-altitude terroirs to magnify the expression of the grape varieties.

Nicknamed "South America’s Grand Cru", Bodega Catena Zapata is a renowned international reference, recognised by critics for the finesse and elegance of its wines.

The vineyard

Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018 by Catena Zapata comes from a small plot in the Adrianna vineyard, which was fomerly a riverbed and which is completely covered with white pebbles similar to those that can be found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The drainage there is excellent and temperatures are extreme due to the stones’ thermal inertia, which restores the heat accumulated during the day and function well as figurative blocks of ice after very cold nights.

Winemaking and ageing

Fermentations are carried out with indigenous yeasts in barrels at temperatures between 25 and 30°C for 10-15 days. Ageing lasts for 20 months in French oak barrels, with specificities selected according to the vintage.

Blend

This wine is 100% Malbec.

Tasting

Thanks to the distinctive freatures of the River terroir, the Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018 is very aromatic, full-bodied, exuberant and rich, drinkable in its youth but equally ageable for decades. The 2018 vintage is characterised by aromas of crushed berries, flowers, liquorice and black tea in a mouth-coating palate of soft, fine tannins, well-balanced with a superb length.

Food and wine pairings

Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018 goes perfectly with red meats or even cheeses.

Serving

For an optimal tasting, serve at between 16°C and 18°C.

Parker : 99 / 100
Mendoza
Grape varieties
Malbec

Country
Argentina

Wine certification
IG

Is promo
No

Color
Red

Producer
Bodega Catena Zapata

Parker
99

Area
Mendoza

Appellation
Mendoza

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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