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Adrianna Vineyard Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Bodega Catena Zapata 2016

Label
RegionArgentina
SubregionArgentina
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMalbec

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Argentina2016Adrianna Vineyard Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Bodega Catena ZapataDM33555.00bt97 LG318597.0097.00Adrianna Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Catena Zapata310
Argentina2016Adrianna Vineyard Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Bodega Catena ZapataIM441,050.00bt97 LG417597.0097.00Adrianna Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Catena Zapata610
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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. Yields were lower, so they only filled some 3,360 bottles.

97
Luis Gutierrez, RobertParker.com, October 2019
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