Catena Zapata, Adrianna Vineyard

Catena Zapata, Mundus Bacillus Terrae Vino de Parcela 2018

Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through the producer’s brilliant recent terroir studies). It’s a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%; fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4,800 bottles produced.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Malbec (100%)

Alcohol

13.7%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2024 - 2040

Origin

Country

Argentina

Region

Mendoza

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Jane Anson

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