2013 Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae MalbecMalbec from Argentina
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"Fortuna Terrae means luck of the land in Latin,and indeed, the vines from this parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard are lucky. The loamy soils are home to many varieties of native...
- 96 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95+ Stephen Tanzer
96 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"There are three separate bottling from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae, sourced from the part of the vineyard with slightly deeper soils (we're talking only about 70 centimeters here!) that has limestone underneath, is flatter and provides very aromatic, slightly lighter wines, more feminine if you like. It's very floral, gentle, with fine tannins with a good structure based on a combination with superb acidity. This is also lighter colored, the more Pinot of the three. Some 3,000 bottles were filled in December 2015."
96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of spice and bark. Perfumed. Full body, layered, chewy and polished. Deep and beautiful with so much dark fruit and intensity. Stone and chalk at the finish. Powerful. Drink in 2020 and onwards. Made from organically grown grapes."
95+ Stephen Tanzer
"Bright deep ruby. Began with aromas of stony minerality, soil and licorice but strong black fruit and floral notes emerged with aeration. Wonderfully suave and fine-grained, with urgent, sharply delineated fruit intensified by strong, harmonious acidity. Finishes with noble tannins, incredible length and brilliant fruit freshness. The wine's outstanding length comes from racy acidity, not thick tannins, in a distinctly Pinot-like way."
"Fortuna Terrae means luck of the land in Latin,and indeed, the vines from this parcel of the
Adrianna Vineyard are lucky. The loamy soils are home to many varieties of native grasses
wich prevent erosion and attract benefic insects, singing birds and mountain foxes. Because
of the freshness imparted by the deep soils and high altitude, the wines of Fortuna Terrae
have optimal acidity and delicate flower aromas. It is best to enjoy this wines a few years or
decades after harvest.
Over the years, Nicolás Catena Zapata discovered the influence altitude has on fruit quality. As one climbs the altitudes of the Andes the average temperature decreases and the amplitude between day and night temperatures increases. Named after Nicolás Catena Zapata’s youngest daughter, the Adrianna Vineyard is located at almost 5,000 feet elevation in Mendoza." -Importer
96 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95+ - Stephen Tanzer
|Taste||pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha and currant|
|Nose||spice, earth, currant and cherry|