Zorzal 2017 Terroir Unico Malbec, Tupungato (Gualtallary)

Zorzal 2017 Terroir Unico Malbec, Tupungato (Gualtallary)

Item Number: 11178

UPC: 0-813495010474

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tupungato
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Luconi Vineyard
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Malbec
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, chalk and stones
Elevation: 4,264 feet

Vineyard Notes: Grapes for the Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec are sourced from the Luconi Vineyard in the Gualtallary region of the Tupungato Valley. The vineyard is located at 4,264 feet above sea level and was planted in 2007. It is comprised of sand, chalk and stones.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested a little earlier than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity. The Malbec goes through malolactic fermentation and is aged in concrete tanks. Only indigenous yeast are used.

Tasting Notes: The wine predominantly shows notes of coffee, blueberry, and chocolate with secondary notes of licorice, black cherry, cinnamon, baking spices, and sage. The complexity of the wine extends into the palate; it is big and bold with juicy tannins and light acidity. The wine finishes extremely strong with flavors of plum, cassis, and doughnut cake.