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Catena White Stones 2019

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  • Style
    Dry & Full
    Region
    Mendoza
    ABV
    13%
    Vintage
    2019

    Catena makes outstanding Chardonnay and the much sought-after White Stones is named after the limestone covered stones which lie in the subsoil, allowing for ideal drainage and deep root growth. These are very poor soils where the vines are constantly in conditions of stress. It sounds bizarre, but these are the perfect conditions for the creation of incredible and complex wines. 

    The grapes for this wine come from just 27 specifically selected rows within Block 1 of the Adrianna vineyard. And sitting at around 5,000ft elevation, cool nights allow for very slow ripening, optimal acid retention and low yields.

    White Stones delivers precise citrus fruit with a delicate nutty edge from ageing in French oak. It's superbly balanced with fresh acidity. I'd be drinking this now, but I'm impatient! It certainly has the structure to age beautifully for several years.

     

  • Variety: Chardonnay
    Sub Region: Gualtallary - Uco Valley
    Oak Influence: Oaked
    Ageing: Aged for 12-16 months in 2nd, 3d and 4th use French oak barrels
    Vegan: No
    Closure: Cork
    Bottle Size: 750 ml
    Winery: Catena
    Food Match: NA
  • "Nicolás Catena Zapata is justly credited with putting Argentinean wines on the world map—by the best expedient of focusing entirely on quality. It's great to know he has started a wine dynasty, too." Jancis Robinson, Financial Times wine journalist We can't really add much more than that! We currently have the Catena Alta and Appellation wines in stock, along with the Bodega CARO wines, which is a joint venture between Catena and Rothschild.

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