• Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'Fortuna Terrae' Malbec 2014

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'Fortuna Terrae' Malbec 2014

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'Fortuna Terrae' Malbec 2014

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Winemaker Notes

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 which prevent erosion and attract 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.

Critical Acclaim

James Suckling - 98pts
This is another phenomenal Fortuna Terrae that just rolls across the palate with amazingly complex and beautiful fruit. Full body yet tight and refined. Berry, light meat, mushroom and truffle character. Made from organically grown grapes. Love now.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 96pts
The 2014 Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae is from slightly deeper soils of the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary at 1,340 meters in altitude, and it is the "less" expensive of the three Adrianna bottlings. All of these wines ferment in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and are aged in French barrels for 24 months. This is the one with more exuberant and floral aromas, open and showy within the austere style of the vineyard and the year. This is also the more open of the three. The palate reveals a silky texture with very fine tannins and great freshness. 6,000 bottles produced. it was bottled in July 2016.

Decanter - 95pts
From the chalkiest soils of the high Adrianna Vineyard, this seems to have been made of stones rather than grapes. An intense minerality is accompanied by floral details in a firm, intense structure. A long and profound red. Two years in French oak.”

Wine Spectator - 95pts
A big and rich-tasting red, balanced and sumptuous, with concentrated dark currant, olive and dried blackberry flavors. Chocolate and Asian spice notes fill the powerful finish, which features accents of black licorice. Drink now through 2024