WA - ROBERT PARKER
This 100% Malbec come from a 1.4h plot in the Adrianna Vineyard owned by the Catena family.
At nearly 1500 meters above sea level but with lots of high intensity sun this wine has a beautiful profile of floral and fruit aromas balanced with bright acidity and a savory finish.
The coolest vintage in the last thirty years, 2016 was marked by "El Niño", low yields and a fully snow-covered view of the Andes through the summer. The rains were highest in the Uco Valley, which was fortunate because that is where the alluvial mountain soils are best drained.
We also had hail in Adrianna and were very grateful for the hail-netting over our grand cru parcels. The vineyard was dry farmed, and we were able to see the full extent of organic farming with wild flowers, bees and insects flourishing because of the increased water.
Eye, bouquet, palate
2019 - 2030