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Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay

Catena Zapata
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Still Wine
RegionMendoza
Alcohol Level
Country
Argentina
SubregionMendoza
Drinking Window
GrapesChardonnay
Wine Description:
The Adrianna Vineyard was established in the early 1990s, situated at a lofty 1,450 meters above sea level, nestled at the base of the Andes in the Gualtallary region known as Monasterio. Today, it stands as a significant source of white wines in Argentina. "Stones," in particular, originates from alluvial soil laden with calcareous stones. The aroma is marked by fruity notes, including hints of sweet white fruits, accompanied by mineral undertones with a touch of salinity. The palate is robust, showcasing its strength and pronounced salinity, further enhanced by a percentage of the wine undergoing aging under a flor veil. This interplay of flavors adds complexity, while the acidity, notably pronounced in this vintage, imparts a delightful verticality to Stones, making it a refreshing and standout white wine. Read more
Pros:
  • Elegant and refined Chardonnay with a beautiful balance of flavors
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Cons:
  • High price point, making it less accessible for everyday consumption
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User Rating:

4.4
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Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

This wine is a true gem from the renowned Catena Zapata winery. The Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay is a beautifully crafted white wine that showcases the exceptional quality of the terroir. On the nose, this Chardonnay offers a captivating bouquet of citrus fruits, such as lemon and grapefruit, intertwined with delicate floral notes. There is also a subtle hint of minerality, which adds depth and complexity to the aroma profile. The palate is equally impressive, with a perfect balance between richness and freshness. The wine displays a creamy texture, complemented by vibrant acidity. Flavors of ripe pear, green apple, and tropical fruits dance on the tongue, creating a harmonious and enjoyable tasting experience. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and finesse. This Chardonnay is a true expression of the unique characteristics of the White Stones vineyard, showcasing the winemaker's skill and dedication to producing exceptional wines. Pair this wine with seafood dishes, such as grilled lobster or seared scallops, to enhance its flavors and create a memorable dining experience. It is also delightful to enjoy on its own, allowing you to fully appreciate its complexity and beauty. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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