Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2016

The River Stones sector of Adrianna is planted in the path of a dried river filled with white stones covered with lime - limestone.  These stones make for optimal drainage and extreme temperatures because the stones absorb the 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. 

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. The soils in this 1.4 hectare parcel are filled with scattered limestone and marine deposits that covered the region millions of years ago.

Tasting Notes

Descriptors: floral, exuberant, lengthy smooth tannins, metallic.  

Food Pairing

Grilled meat.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Adrianna Vineyard
Vineyard size
288 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Silty-Loam
Training method
VSP
Elevation
4,500 feet
Vines/acre
1800
Exposure
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted
1992
Harvest time
Third week of April
First vintage of this wine
2011
Bottles produced of this wine
4,800
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Malbec
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Time on its skins
8 days
Fermentation container
Barrels
Length of alcoholic fermentation
17 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Barrels
Length of bottle aging
24 months
Size of aging container
500 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
20 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
1.8 g/L
Acidity
7 g/L

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