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Catena Adrianna Vineyard River Stones 2020

Catena Adrianna Vineyard River Stones

2020
97+
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£139.15

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TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

Catena Zapata never ceases to surprise us with its new parcel wines, with their amazing personality, and they have made Argentine wine the new 'one to watch'.

Sourcing from the renowned Adrianna Vineyard it has produced some exceptional wines, both whites and reds. Among the reds we find three great names: Fortuna Terrae, Mundus Bacillus Terrae and River Stones. They are not yet widely known, very limited in production, but really outstanding and exciting.

River Stones comes from the rockiest area and is the red version of White Stones; its grapes have been exposed to the north, which in the southern hemisphere means more warmth (in cool vintage years the results are remarkable). It’s a wine which combines powerfulness and elegance in equal measures, a refined, harmonious and precise wine, like few others. Exceptional, in capital letters.

Ratings and awards

2021100 PK
202097+ PK
201999 PK
201899 PK100 SK
201798 PK
2016100 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The old River Stones has seen its name simplified to 2019 Adrianna Vineyard River. This is an exceptional vintage for this bottling, from a very stony part of the large Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary, close to the dry river. It's the equivalent to the White Stones white, with a north-facing exposure, the warmer exposure, which in cooler years like 2019 works nicely. The wine has harmony and subtleness, insinuating violets and wet stones, with a rare combination of power and elegance, with minerality and spice, precise, focused and harmonious. The tannins are abundant but very fine and ripe with a chalky sensation in the finish. It has 13.8% alcohol and very good freshness, acidity and healthy parameters. 5,520 bottles were filled in December 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/11/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 99 PARKER

Customer reviews

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The winery

Bodega Catena Zapata

Bodega Catena Zapata

In keeping with family tradition, Nicolás Catena Zapata is now the third generation to run the winery and can count on daughter Laura to follow in his footsteps. They have been able to make the most of terroir best described as poor, yet exceptional, holding to the firm belief that these particular lands possess hidden qualities, excellent for grape-growing. The wine-making philosophy of Nicolás Catena lies in the art of blending fruit from different vineyards. Despite the...

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