Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones 2018

White Stones Chardonnay comes from a select 27 rows within Block 1 of the Adrianna Vineyard. The wine is then fermented in French oak barrels at low temperatures to preserve the aromatics. A little over two-thirds of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. The name refers to the gravelly ground beneath the vines, which is covered with oval, white stones. 

About the Vineyard

"White Stones"  makes reference to a spot of vines that is completely covered with oval stones covered with a thin white layer of calcium. This oval white stones deposists found on the creek bed area are the result of an aluvium that came down the mountain eroding the original stones and making them rounded .

Wine Production

Cold settling for 12 hours in stainless steel tanks at 6º C. Fermentation in French oak barrels for 45 - 95 days at 16°C. Battonage. Partial malolactic fermentation.  Aged for 12-16 months in 2nd, 3d and 4th use French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Delicate aroma with mineral notes and white flowers, in the mouth it is a wine of great elegance, with delicious flavors of jasmine and white peach, gently intertwined with a fresh mineral side. It has a lively and refreshing acidity with a long, lingering finish .

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Gualtallary
Vineyard name
The Adrianna Vineyard (Block 1)
Soil composition
Stony
Training method
VSP
Elevation
4,575 feet
Exposure
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted
1992
Harvest time
March - April
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container
Barriques
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.8 %
pH level
3.1
Acidity
8 g/L

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