Catena Zapata, White Stones, Adrianna Vineyard, Chardonnay 2013
Catena Zapata, White Stones, Adrianna Vineyard, Chardonnay 2013
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Catena Zapata, White Stones, Adrianna Vineyard, Chardonnay 2013

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Bottle Size: 75cl

Region: Argentina

Colour: White

Style: Still

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

(from stony calcaire soil; winemaker Vigil did eight hours of skin contact in the press, with whole clusters, compared to just one hour for the White Bones): Full straw-yellow. Lovely high-pitched aromas of orange zest, sea salt, lavender, brown spices and pungent minerality, plus an exotic whiff of molasses. Distinctly angular in the early going, combining penetrating crushed-stone minerality with powerful acidity (only 20% of this wine went through malolactic fermentation). The piquant citrus peel and oyster shell flavors demand bivalves. This distinctly edgy, phenolic wine finishes with superb breadth but is nowhere near ready to drink. Will it eventually absorb its acidity? I wonder whether this wine would have been better-balanced with a bit more malolactic transformation. Tasted March 2016, Vinous 92+ Points,  Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com


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