Country of Origin: Argentina
Location: Uco Valley, Mendoza
People: Michelini Brothers & Daniel Sammartino, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic


SuperUco 2014 Calcáreo 'Coluvio de Altamira' Malbec, San Carlos New! Login WE 91 In Stock

This project began in 2012 as an inspiration to focus on the pure soul and terroir of the Uco Valley, specifically Gualtallary and Vista Flores. The Michelini brothers, also the owners of Mendoza’s renowned Zorzal, are creating their first biodynamic wines under this label. The three “main” Michelini brothers (Gerardo, Matias and Juanpi) are joined by “the fourth Michelini,” Gabriel, who is not involved in the other projects. The outdoor winery consists of egg-shaped concrete amphorae in The Vines of Mendoza’s Winemaker’s Village project. This boutique, biodynamic project is the first of its kind in Mendoza with very limited production of quality, terroir-driven wines. The two hectare farm is planted in circles with 360 degrees of exposure to the sun. The different varietals are planted from the center outward, as its vegetative cycle dictates.

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The Crafty Cask: SuperUco Winery…Truly Super In Every Sense

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Wine Advocate 8/2015
"There is a new line in 2013, wines from chalky soils, called "calcáreo," single vineyards from different places all chalk-based, but with different combinations of rocks, granite or colluvial stones. I tasted three Malbecs that represent the places very faithfully. All these wines are produced with full clusters that are foot trodden to break the grape as they don't want carbonic maceration and do a very gentle extraction. The wines fermented in large cement amphorae and then mature in well-seasoned oak barrels, looking for a neutral container that does not give aromas to the wines and respects the character of each place. Everything is done manually, basically, unplugged wines. These are benchmark Michelini wines."

Wine Advocate 10/2012
"Their passion and commitment, their spirituality and, for want of a better word, “purity” in terms of doing what they do for the love of it rather than financial reward, bought to mind the Lopez de Heredia sisters in Rioja. If you want cutting edge, meticulously crafted Argentinean wines hot footed from one of the most exciting sub-regions (Gualtallary), then look no further than Zorzal or indeed, Passionate Wines (the solo venture of Matias Michelini)."


  • SuperUco 2014 Calcáreo 'Coluvio de Altamira' Malbec, San Carlos
    Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 91 (2/15/2017)

    Floral blueberry aromas work alongside baking-spice notes on an inviting nose. This feels fresh and jumpy, with live-wire acidity. Leafy plum and lightly herbal flavors finish fresh and snappy, with juicy acidity and no overt oak. Drink through 2019.