Zorzal 2015 'Eggo' Tinto de Tiza, Tupungato
Item Number: 11099
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 85% Malbec / 10% Cabernet Franc / 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.9
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous chalk
Elevation: 4,264 feet
Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are located in the Gualtallary subregion of Tupungato. The vines are tall espaliers, 7 to 10 years of age. Temperatures fluctuate between 35ºC (in the day) and 20ºC (at night).
Winemaking Notes: AFter the grapes are manually harvested, this unique wine is completely fermented and aged in a large concrete eggs and sees no oak. Fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeast. The shape of the eggs helps to keep the liquid constantly in movement, improving temperature control and achieving greater character and volume in the mouth, due to the fact that the lees always remain in suspension.
Tasting Notes: The Zorzal 'Eggo' Tinto de Tiza is a dense, dark purple color with rich fruit flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, lilac and wet rain. There is a strong mineral undertone of crushed wet rock and chalk. Eggo combines a chalky characteristic with vibrant fruit for a long finish. Tiza is Spanish for chalk.