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Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2016 750ml
SKU: 21431

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2016

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750ml
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Tight, high acidity, lots of tannins; ageability. Pairs well with grilled meat.
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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.

October 31, 2019

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