Zorzal 2018 Terroir Unico Malbec, Tupungato (Gualtallary)

Zorzal 2018 Terroir Unico Malbec, Tupungato (Gualtallary)

Item Number: 13226

UPC: 0-813495010474

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tupungato
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Luconi Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Malbec
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 10.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, chalk and stones
Elevation: 4,264 feet

Vineyard Notes: Grapes for the Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec are sourced from the Luconi 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 a little earlier than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity. The Malbec goes through malolactic fermentation and is aged in concrete tanks. Only indigenous yeast are used.

Tasting Notes: The wine predominantly shows notes of coffee, blueberry, and chocolate with secondary notes of licorice, black cherry, cinnamon, baking spices, and sage. The complexity of the wine extends into the palate; it is big and bold with juicy tannins and light acidity. The wine finishes extremely strong with flavors of plum, cassis, and doughnut cake.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 89 (9/5/2019)

    Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, menthol, chocolate and herbs. Round and spicy, showing more sweetness and depth than the Terroir Unico Pinot Noir. The wine's blackberry fruit is framed by integrated acidity and complicated by a suggestion of saline minerality. Finishes with gentle tannins and lovely length. Good sneaky flavor intensity here.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (10/31/2019)

    In the 2018 Terroir Único Malbec, there are some grapes from El Peral and San José, other villages in Tupungato, because it's very hard to get grapes from Gualtallary, and the number of grapes has grown in volume in this vintage. This Malbec is a very precise photo of the place, grape and vintage, one of the best for this wine.