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Catena Adrianna Vineyard River Stones 2018

Catena Adrianna Vineyard River Stones

2018
99
PARKER
100
SUCKLING

£142.40

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Catena Zapata never ceases to surprise us with its new parcel wines, with their amazing personality, and they have made Argentine wine the new 'one to watch'.

Sourcing from the renowned Adrianna Vineyard it has produced some exceptional wines, both whites and reds. Among the reds we find three great names: Fortuna Terrae, Mundus Bacillus Terrae and River Stones. They are not yet widely known, very limited in production, but really outstanding and exciting.

River Stones comes from the rockiest area and is the red version of White Stones; its grapes have been exposed to the north, which in the southern hemisphere means more warmth (in cool vintage years the results are remarkable). It’s a wine which combines powerfulness and elegance in equal measures, a refined, harmonious and precise wine, like few others. Exceptional, in capital letters.

Ratings and awards

201899 PK100 SK
201798 PK
2016100 PK
201595 PK100 SK
201498 PK
201397 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2018 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones is always the freshest and most austere of the three single-plot bottlings from the Adrianna Vineyard on Gualtallary. This fermented with some 70% full clusters, as it was harvested at three different times and the first two fermented with full clusters and the last pick was added destemmed to the fermentation. The nose is subtle, elegant and nuanced; the grapes were picked quite early in 2018 and that ensured a vibrant palate with almost citrus (blood orange) sensations. A small percentage of the wine matured in stainless steel. They have been working with the irrigation and only irrigated it four times that year, achieving more precision in the viticulture, which gets reflected in the balance of the wine. This has very fine tannins, a very fine thread and a dry, long and tasty finish. This is markedly stony, true to the character of the place. Red fruit, textured and mineral. 5,160 bottles were filled in December 2019.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/03/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 99 PARKER

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The winery

Bodega Catena Zapata

Bodega Catena Zapata

In keeping with family tradition, Nicolás Catena Zapata is now the third generation to run the winery and can count on daughter Laura to follow in his footsteps. They have been able to make the most of terroir best described as poor, yet exceptional, holding to the firm belief that these particular lands possess hidden qualities, excellent for grape-growing. The wine-making philosophy of Nicolás Catena lies in the art of blending fruit from different vineyards. Despite the...

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