Adrianna River Stones Malbec 2016
Este vino lleva el nombre de una pequeña parcela cubierta por piedras blancas que pertenecieron al lecho de un antiguo río. Estas piedras facilitan el drenaje óptimo y la adaptación a temperaturas extremas. Durante el día retienen el calor y lo irradian durante la noche, moderando el frío nocturno. En noches de frío extremo, funcionan como cubos de hielo, moderando el calor diurno. Es un Malbec muy aromático, concentrado y opulento.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Like the other Malbecs from Adrianna Vineyard, the 2016 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones was bottled a little earlier, and the time in oak was shortened. It was a most unusual year that was cold and rainy and allowed for no irrigation. This has good ripeness and sharp acidity, making it powerful but extremely fresh, with a backbone of acidity that lifts the wine up and makes it extremely long and persistent. In fact, the wine blows me away with an unusual combination of power and elegance; it shows detailed and nuanced, with subtle aromas of violets, spices, tobacco and wet chalk. It has a velvety texture with ultra refined, fine-grained tannins. It is precise in the acidity and on the palate, with the textbook chalky tannins and a sapid, almost salty finish. This is serious, austere, mineral, long, compact, harmonious and concentrated, yet it feels light and has that somewhat contradictory powerful elegance. This has to be the best wine ever produced at Catena. I'd love to have a time machine and taste this wine in 20 years' time... There are some 3,800 bottles of this.