Adrianna Vineyard River Stones 2011


This cuvée takes its name from a small parcel of the Adrianna Vineyard that is completely covered with oval white stones and was the site of an ancient riverbed. The abundant stones provide optimal drainage and extreme temperatures. They absorb heat and moderate the nights, but also function like ice cubes after a very cold night. Stony soil Malbecs tend to be extremely aromatic, rich and luxurious, just like the River Stones Malbec from Adrianna. This wine can be enjoyed young or aged for decades.


  • Fermentation: In 225 liter oak barrels and 500 liter French oak roll-fermenters for 9 days
  • Max. Fermentation Temperature: 25-30° C, 15 day maceration
  • Aging: 24 months in barrel, oak treatment is decided according to the vintage characteristics. French Oak
  • Varietal: Malbec cofermented with 1-3% Viognier
  • Alcohol: 14.10 %
  • Total Acidity: 6.5 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.6
  • 500 lts foudres
  • Wild yeasts
  • Key Word Descriptors floral, exuberant, lengthy smooth tannins, metallic
river stones malbec


  • Adrianna Vineyard: Gualtallary District, Tupungato Alto Region, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Parcel Name: River Stones
  • Parcel Surface: 2.6 Hectares
  • Soil composition: Alluvial origin. White stones covered by calcium carbonate. Ancient river bed
  • Altitude: 4.482 ft (1.366 m) elevation