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Catena Zapata, Catena Adrianna Terrae Fortuna Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2017

Produced by Catena Zapata

£98.49/bottle

2017  |  14%

A big and rich-tasting red, balanced and sumptuous, with concentrated dark currant, olive and dried blackberry flavours. Chocolate and Asian spice notes fill the powerful finish, which features accents of black liquorice.

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A big and rich-tasting red, balanced and sumptuous, with concentrated dark currant, olive and dried blackberry flavours. Chocolate and Asian spice notes fill the powerful finish, which features accents of black liquorice.

Fortuna Terrae means luck of the land in Latin, and indeed, our vines from this parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard are lucky. The deep loamy soils are home to many varieties of native grasses which 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 wine a few years or decades after harvest.

In 1902, Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery has remained under family control ever since. The Catena family’s estate vineyards are located in the premier growing regions of Villa Bastías, Tupungato; Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo; Lunlunta, Maipu; Gualtallary, Tupungato and La Consulta, San Carlos. Nicolás believes the terroir of Mendoza’s high altitude wine country (3,000 – 5,000 feet above sea level) is unique to the world, and the reality of this belief is expressed in every bottle of Catena wine crafted.

Aging:
24 months in barrel, oak treatment is decided according to the vintage characteristics. French Oak

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