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Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay

Wine: White Bones Chardonnay Adrianna Vineyard
Producer: Bodegas Catena Zapata 
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Style: White
Blend: Chardonnay 100%

Size: 75cl


2 in stock

2 in stock

The Wine:

Exuberant with fantastic aromas of honeysuckle, salt, chalk and dried apples and pears. Flavour full body with dense, vivid fruit and a linear frame of wonderful, energetic acidity.

The bright acidity here can complement the sweetness of seared scallops. While the citrus flavours can harmonise with the aromas of dried apples and pears.  Great with a selection of aged cheeses, such as Gouda, Comte, or Parmesan. The saltiness of the cheeses can complement the wine’s salty and chalky notes.

The Adrianna vineyard is located at almost 5,000’ elevation in the Gualtallary sub-district of the Tupungato region. White Bones Chardonnay comes from select rows within Block 1 of the Adrianna Vineyard. The name refers to the soil underneath these rows, which is layered with calcareous deposits and limestone as well as fossilised animal bones – remnants of a river that used to pass through the region.

For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. In his pursuit to make wines that stand with the best in the world, Nicolas Catena identified the best lots and rows, in the Catena family’s estate vineyards.

Further Info:

The story of Bodega Catena Zapata is a tale that travels from 19th-century Italy to the limestone soils of Mendoza.
Nicola Catena, Nicolas Catena Zapata’s grandfather, sailed from Italy to Argentina in 1898, leaving behind his famine-stricken European homeland for a land of plenty & opportunity. In 1902, he planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza. Although Malbec had been a blending grape in Bordeaux, Nicola suspected it would find its hidden splendour in the Argentine Andes. It was a hunch that would not fully flower till nearly a century later.
Nowadays, it’s impossible to talk about Argentinean wine for more than a few minutes without someone mentioning either Nicolas Catena or one of his wines. No-one has done more to put Mendoza on the map, or to raise the profile of Malbec from Bordeaux reject to one of the world’s most fashionable grape varieties.
His journey to the top hasn’t been easy, however, & plenty of people were sceptical when Nicolas started planting Malbec at ever higher altitudes in the Andes. Eventually the results of his experiments spoke for themselves & others quickly followed in his footsteps. The family’s commitment to research & development continues apace with Nicolas’ daughter, Laura, now at the helm.
Laura, a biologist who graduated with honours from Harvard University, decided to instil in the winery team the method of research & study, what she calls “the science of understanding nature”. They created the Catena Institute of Wine, enabling the team to conduct research aimed at getting a better understanding of the Argentine terroir, the characteristics of Mendoza, & to study every aspect of their vineyards with the ultimate goal of making Argentine wines that can stand with the best of the world.


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