04 Jun 2018

A great example of terroir from one of the leading Malbec producers

A great example of terroir from one of the leading Malbec producers

Third generation winemaker Sebastian Zuccardi is a soil fanatic and a stickler when it comes to how oak is used, if at all.

He has visited our store several times and eagerly draws us diagrams of the soil structure of the Uco Valley and how it varies within a short distance. If you ever want an in depth lesson on the geology of Mendoza, then Sebastian is your guy. The concept of making a wine like the Concreto Malbec was to give Argentina's iconic grape the purest expression of site and varietal fruit definition. The 2016 Zuccardi Concreto Malbec is sourced from one of Sebastian's favorite vineyards, Piedra Infinita in the Paraje Altamira zone of the Uco Valley. This high elevation vineyard (3,600 feet above sea level) and mineral laden calcareous soils give great site expression to the Zuccardi Concreto Malbec.

Using no oak, the Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2016 is one of the purest expressions of the varietal you will find. All fermentation and maturity is done in concrete eggs (Conceto) and the end result and is a pure, mineral driven wine with noteworthy depth and flavor intensity. Previous vintages have been awarded big numbers and this will follow suit once the scores start coming out. We are offering the 2016 Zuccardi Concreto Malbec for $33.99 and $30.49 on a six bottle or more purchase. Stocks are extremely limited so as always first come first served.

Posted by Oliver 00:00:00

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