CATENA ZAPATA "Adrianna Vineyard - Mundus Bacillius Terrae" 2016

Wine Region: Mendoza - Argentina

Grape: Malbec

Tasting Notes: "The 2016 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae is from a cold and rainy El Niño vintage that broke the mold of typical Mendoza weather. The grapes were picked a bit later and achieved a slow, perfect ripening while retaining very good freshness. They used 50% full clusters in this cooler year. The wine was pressed before it finished fermenting (in concrete), and the juice—without skins, pips or stems—finished fermenting like a white in the foudre. When I tasted the wines after bottling, this felt a bit dizzy, with the aromatics coming and going, sometimes showing a little open. But the wine settled in bottle, and the palate shows the core of acidity that lifts the wine and provides incredible freshness; the tannins are ultra refined, and there is great overall balance." - Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

About the Winery:
Domaine Catena Zapata is a renowned winery based in Mendoza, Argentina. Led by the visionary Nicolás Catena, the estate is dedicated to producing exceptional wines that capture the essence of Argentina's terroir. Known for their iconic Catena Zapata Malbec, the wines of this domain exemplify elegance, complexity, and the rich flavours of the Andean foothills.

Expert Ratings:
The Wine Advocate: 97/100