||Luján de Cuyo - Mendoza (Argentina)
||Altitude: 4,757 ft (1,450 m. a.s.l.).
|Composition of the land
||Shallow topsoil with gravelly surface stones.
|Plants n. x hectare
||12,000 plants per hectare.
||30% whole cluster and 70% whole berry fruit is hand-loaded into 225-500 liter new French oak barrels for a 100% barrel fermentation for a period of 15-30 days, allowing seamless oak integration. Early harvest Malbec lots co- fermented with Viognier from Adrianna vineyard. The fermentation temperature is kept low, extracting intense aromas, and the cap management is done by hand to ensure soft, gentle flavors and tannin extraction. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel leaves considerable lees and sediment.
||The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18-24 months (barrel age varies depending on vineyard lot soil), followed by 24 months of aging in bottle before release. 180 separate row microvinifications from different lots and harvest times.
||Price Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2011 HK$ 1,990.00