Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2018 - 1.5L

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100pts James Suckling

This is really exuberant at this stage with fantastic aromas of honeysuckle, salt, chalk and dried apples and pears. Full body. Dense, vivid fruit with a linear frame of wonderful, energetic acidity. The energy and length just goes on for minutes. Soulful white. Argentina’s answer to Montrachet. Stares you straight in the eyes. Drink or hold.

97+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 White Bones Chardonnay shows a slightly showier personality than the 2018 White Stones, but it's less balsamic and minty than the 2017 White Bones. But this bottling is always a little more aromatic and forward than the more backward White Stones; there are flowers, pollen, herbs and white pepper. But both whites are more about the place and vintage, more about the chalky soils that give them a very specific mouthfeel, with a dry, austere personality.  Rating: 97+ 

97pts Tim Atkin

This stunning Chardonnay continues to rub shoulders with the best examples of the variety in the world. Sourced from soils that are said to contain contain fossils from an ancient riverbed, it has wonderful verve, zip and focus, with notes of patisserie and lime, leesy intensity, a whiff of thyme and mint and a long, chiselled finish. Argentina’s answer to a Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru.

94pts Vinous

Made with grapes from the Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary located at 1,450 meters and aged for up to 16 months in used French barrels, 40% in flor. Yellow in the glass with greenish flecks, it presents an aromatic nose of basil, mint, herbs, lemon and ginger. More austere than other vintages, the whole wine buzzes with heightened freshness (pH 3.2). Sparky on the tongue, and the flor keeps things concentrated and provides a terse texture. Complex and long-lasting.


Winemaker Notes

"White Bones" makes reference to a spot of vines planted over a patch of gravel on the topsoil, and thick layers of calcareous deposits and limestone in the subsoil. Fossilized animal bones can be found among this layers. This are remains of animals and fish that lived in stream bed area.

The nose lively citrus notes and white stone fruit . The palate is a voluptuous wine with intense flavors of pear, apple and subtle floral and mineral hints . The finish is long and clean with a strong mineral side.

The is a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay that nonetheless possesses a crisp acidity making it the perfect foil for meatier fish like tuna and swordfish as well as seafood dishes prepared with butter and cream. Try this wine with a dish like Roasted Monkfish with Cardinal Sauce for an unforgettable meal.



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