Zorzal 2015 'Eggo' Tinto de Tiza, Tupungato

Zorzal 2015 'Eggo' Tinto de Tiza, Tupungato

Item Number: 11099

UPC: 0-813495011297

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tupungato
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 85% Malbec / 10% Cabernet Franc / 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
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.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94 (12/30/2016)

    The one blend in the Eggo range is the 2015 Eggo Tinto de Tiza, which mixes Malbec with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in 2,000-liter egg-shaped cement vats where the wine matured for almost one year. This feels quite complete and balanced, with good ripeness while keeping the balance and poise. The palate is juicy and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and a bittersweet finish akin to sour cherries. Very tasty and long. Super. Incredible for the price.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (7/25/2018)

    Aromas of currant, black pepper, licorice and crushed stone, lifted by a violet nuance. Very suave and energetic, with strong chalky minerality currently keeping the wine's dark berry and violet flavors under wraps. But there's nothing hard about this persistent, smoothly tannic wine. Suave, light on its feet and sneaky-long, with utterly no edges.