Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2016

Fortuna Terrae means luck of the land in Latin,and indeed, the vines from this parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard are lucky. The loamy soils are home to many varieties of native grasses wich prevent erosion and attract benefic insects, singing birds and mountain foxes. Because of the freshness imparted by the deep soils and high altitude, the wines of Fortuna Terrae have optimal acidity and delicate flower aromas. It is best to enjoy this wines a few years or decades after harvest.

About the Vineyard

Over the years, Nicolás Catena Zapata discovered the influence altitude has on fruit quality. As one climbs the altitudes of the Andes the average temperature decreases and the amplitude between day and night temperatures increases. Named after Nicolás Catena Zapata’s youngest daughter, the Adrianna Vineyard is located at almost 5,000 feet elevation in Mendoza. 

Tasting Notes

 Descriptors: very aromatic, spicy black fruit, moderate acidity, rounded and smooth.  

Food Pairing

Grilled meat.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Adrianna Vineyard
Vineyard size
296 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Silty-Loam
Training method
VSP
Elevation
4,400 feet
Vines/acre
1800
Exposure
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted
1992
Harvest time
3rd week of april
First vintage of this wine
2011
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Malbec
Fermentation container
Barriques
Age of Aging Container
Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
16 days
Fermentation temperature
77-86 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
8-12
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Barrels
Length of bottle aging
24 months
Size of aging container
225 L - 500 L - 2200 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
1.8 g/L
Acidity
6.9 g/L

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