2019 Catena Zapata 'White Stones' Chardonnay Mendoza

$129.95
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White Stones "Piedras Blancas", is the name of a small plot of land in Adrianna's vineyard. Its name refers to the composition of the soil that has abundant presence of white oval stones, covered with gravel. The stony soil prevents the deep growth of the roots, providing optimal drainage conditions. This soil, poor in organic matter, contributes to the vines to better withstand stress conditions.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Mariela Molinari
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
12-16 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Mendoza
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
12.9%
Score Wine Advocate:
99
SKU #:
1048375
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA99

Wine Advocate

The amazing 2019 White Stones Chardonnay comes from a select group of 27 rows planted on lot I of the Adriana Vineyard, and the composition of those rows is soil with white oval stones covered by gravel. The Adriana Vineyard is planted at an altitude of almost 1,500 meters above sea level, in the district of Gualtallary in Tupungato. The stony soil prevents deep root growth, providing optimum drainage. This soil, which is very poor in organic matter, contributes to the vines' permanent stress conditions. The cool nights allow for very slow ripening, optimal acid retention and low yields.