Zorzal 2019 'Gran Terroir' Cabernet Franc, Tupungato (Gualtallary)
Item Number: 16960
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy soil mixed with limestone and granite
Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from Zorzal's 2 acre estate vineyard, in the high-elevation Gualtallary subregion. The vineyard was planted in 2016 and is currently farmed organically, though they are moving towards more biodynamic practices. Soils are sandy mixed with limestone and granite.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested by hand. A 10 day natural fermentation is followed by 20 days on the skins. Wine is aged for 9 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: The nose is lifted and layered with dark fruits of plum and cassis wrapped in cinnamon bark and crushed dry leaves. A little bit like a mixed berry fruit rollup, this wine has leather qualities and density with hints of nutmeg, hazelnut, and cheesecake with a graham cracker crust. Well integrated tannins lead to a rich, smooth finish.
97pts (2021 Vintage) Decanter 8/15/2022
"(Platinum) Restrained, elegant and perfumed, with beautiful aromatics of red pepper, a herbal lift, pure red fruit and a gorgeous floral note. Palate graced with plush, concentrated fruit, supple, silky tannins and pretty, fresh acidity. Very good aging potential."