2018 Mundus Bacillus Terrae 2018 1500mL

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Named after Nicolás Catena Zapata’s youngest daughter, the Adrianna Vineyard is located at almost 5,000 feet elevation in Mendoza. The soils in this 1.4 hectare parcel are filled with scattered limestone and marine deposits that covered the region millions of years ago. The limestone layers are well-drained and particularly rich in rhizobacteria, the microorganisms that help vine roots withstand stress and absorb nutrients. Thus, the name "mundus bacillus terrae" or "elegant microbes of the earth." THE CATENA ZAPATA FAMILY Four generations of the Catena family have farmed the vineyards of Mendoza, ever since Italian founder Nicola Catena planted his first Malbec vines in 1902. Robert Parker’s 2005 book about the 100 “Greatest World Wine Estates” featured only one winery from South America: Catena Zapata. Parker wrote: “Argentina’s greatest visionary is Nicolás Catena Zapata, and his crusade for high-altitude vineyards and conservative viticultural practices has resulted in one after another breakthrough wines that have pushed Argentina to the forefront of the modern winemaking revolution.” Joined by his daughter Dr. Laura Catena in 1995, the father-daughter team’s vision is to elevate Argentine wine for another 100 years. In 2018 Catena Zapata joined La Place with two wines: Nicolás Catena Zapata, the winery’s top Cabernet Sauvignon blend, and Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae, the winery’s top Malbec cru. ADRIANNA VINEYARD • Parcel surface: 1,4 Hectares • About 5000 bts produced • Altitude: 4.560 ft (1.390 m) elevation. • Organically farmed, Biologique • Ungrafted Pre-Phylloxeric Malbec Selection • Soils with high concentration of calcium carbonate • Mundus Bacillus Terrae means “elegant microbes of the earth” named in honor of the soil microbes that give life to the vines.

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