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. The limestone layers are well-drained and particularly rich in rhizobacteria, the microorganisms that help vine roots withstand stress and absorb nutrients. Thus, the name “mundus bacillus terrae” or “elegant microbes of the earth”.
Colour: Dark ruby garnet, violet reflections, delicate rim lightening.
Aroma: Wild berry confit with a delicate floral underlay, nuances of cherries and blueberries, subtle nuances of spices, fresh orange zest, highly attractive bouquet.
Palate: Juicy, silky texture with fine red berry nuances. Perfectly ripe integrated tannins, freshly structured. Flavours of ripe cherries, a hint of precious wood on the finish, lingers for a long time. A seamless wine with a mineral finish which lingers for a long time.
Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec
Aging: 24 months in French Oak barrel.
Awards: 98pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 90pts – Wine Enthusiast; 96pts – Tim Atkin
History of Bodega Catena Zapata
Great wines begin in the vineyard. Our vision is to make rich and unforgettable wines that are true to the special place they come from. The story of Catena is the story of Argentine wine.
Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza. The family’s Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation has been called the Grand Cru of South America.