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2010 Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay White Stones Adrianna Vineyard Mendoza (750ml)

SKU: 905901-1018-114
WA
94
WS
90
VM
93(+?)?
Argentina
Mendoza
750ml
Reviews/Information
"94 out of 100 - The top two white wines are really mindboggling. I tasted them in Madrid, and was impressed, but I had to jump into a pit with a glass of each in the Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary to really understand the differences in terroir, which is what separates them: they are both sourced from the same vineyard, but from different micro-plots. The 2010 Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay is sourced from rows in the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary where the soil is rich in chalk-covered stones all the way to the surface, hence the name. The alcohol is limited to 13% and the wine is incredibly fresh (it has 7.5 grams of acidity/liter and a pH of 3.25). The grapes are harvested at five different points in time to get different ripeness of grapes and therefore different levels of acidity, sugar and aromatic compounds. The wine fermented in old wood and inox for around 15 days, there is no malolactic (in some barrels it happens naturally, and there's nothing you can do) and the wine ages in tank for nine months before bottling. Alejandro does not like to completely top up the barrels, because he does not want to use SO2, and prefers the veil of yeast to develop naturally. It is something that protects from oxidation. This is really backward and ungiving, slowly showing s(more...)
$65.00 each
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