2012 Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'River Stones' Malbec, Gualtallary, Argentina (750ml)

2012 Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'River Stones' Malbec, Gualtallary, Argentina (750ml)

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The 2012 Malbec Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard is Malbec from the eponymous vineyard in Gualtallary close to 1,500 meters altitude. It fermented with some Viognier exclusively from the plots where the soil is rich in calcium carbonate. The vineyard is planted at high density, 12,000 plants per hectares. The fruit is riper than in 2011 (always relatively speaking!) with aromas of peach, red and black cherries with a spicy twist. The palate is really intense, with electric acidity and ultra-fine tannins. It ends very tasty and long. 4,000 bottles produced.

-Robert Parker, 95 pts


This cuvée takes its name from a small parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard that is completely covered with oval white stones and was the site of an ancient riverbed. The abundant stones provide optimal drainage and extreme temperatures. They absorb heat and moderate the nights, but also function like ice cubes after a very cold night. Stony soil Malbecs tend to be extremely aromatic, rich and luxurious, just like the River Stones Malbec from Adrianna. This wine can be enjoyed young or aged for decades. The 2012 is floral and exuberant with lengthy smooth tannins and a bit of metallic on the finish.

Type: Wine
Tags: 2012, 750ml, AR!, Argentina, GMC, Malbec, Mendoza, Rated, Red, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Wine, Year_2001-2012,

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