Zorzal 2017 Terroir Unico Pinot Noir, Tupungato

Zorzal 2017 Terroir Unico Pinot Noir, Tupungato

Item Number: 11638

UPC: 0-813495010566

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tupungato
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.4
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, chalk, stones
Elevation: 4,264 feet

Vineyard Notes: Grapes for the Zorzal Terroir Unico Pinot Noir are sourced from a single 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. The winery is renowned for having state-of-the-art technology in crushing, fermentation and aging. The winery was designed on four levels in order to transport the grapes and wines by gravity without the use of pumps. Malolactic fermentation occurs, and the wine is aged in bottle for 5 months. This wine does not see any oak; this is done to let the fruit-driven quality of the wine shine. Only indigenous yeast are used.

Tasting Notes: Bright red fruits, predominantly raspberry, jump out of the glass with gamey notes, cola, dried leaves, and forest floor. The mouthfeel is rich, soft, and supple with light tannins and medium acidity. The chalky soil comes through in the long finish. This is great with or without food.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/29/2018)

    The 2017 Terroir Único Pinot Noir fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats, where it was kept until bottling. It's a fruit-driven, fresh Pinot Noir sold at an incredible price. Clean, ripe without excess, with a light to medium-bodied palate, fine tannins and juicy fruit. Great value.