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At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...
Cold settling for 12 hours in stainless steel tanks at 6º C. Fermentation in French oak barrels for 45 - 95 days at 16°C. Battonage. Partial malolactic fermentation. Aged for 12-16 months in 2nd, 3d and 4th use French oak barrels.
- 96 Points -
I had two vintages to taste from the two whites from Adrianna Vineyard, which provided a fascinating comparison. Like all the rest, the 2015 White Bones Chardonnay had a long fermentation with wild yeasts and aged in French barriques for some 12 to 16 months, depending on the lot. It's fascinating to compare this with the 2016 and with both years from the White Stones. This is the more exuberant, open, aromatic and balsamic of the four wines, while it is still very young and fresh. The palate is also very expressive and combines power with elegance and freshness. It's long, tasty and mineral, with a salty finish.See detailed press review
- 94 Points -
This is a layered and dense Bones with lots of ripe pineapple and mango character. Fresh Thai basil. Full body, juicy and ripe fruit and a fantastic finish. Typically generous and flamboyant.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
(from vines adjacent to those used for the White Stones bottling, but on calcareous soil richer in marine fossils): Bright, light yellow. Currently a bit muted on the nose by resiny vanillin oak, but aeration brought hints of white orchard fruits, minerals and eucalyptus. Then creamy-rich, concentrated and classically dry on the palate, more filled in today than the 2015 White Stones bottling. Harmonious acidity frames the wine's fruit and carries the very long, strong finish.See detailed press review