Zorzal 2020 'Gran Terroir' Malbec, Tupungato (Gualtallary)

Zorzal 2020 'Gran Terroir' Malbec, Tupungato (Gualtallary)

Item Number: 17776

UPC: 0-813495010719

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tupungato
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Malbec
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.1
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, chalk, and stones
Elevation: 4,264 feet
Case Production: 1,500

Vineyard Notes: Grapes for the Zorzal Gran Terroir Malbec are sourced from a single vineyard in the Gualtallary region of the Tupungato Valley. The vineyard, located at 4,264 feet above sea level, was planted in 2007 and is comprised of sand, chalk and stones.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested by hand a little earlier than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity. The winery is renowned for having state-of-the-art technology in crushing, fermentation and aging. In order to achieve natural wines of the highest quality, the winery is designed on four levels to transport grapes and wines by gravity, without the use of pumps. The Gran Terroir Malbec goes through malolactic fermentation. The wine spends 12-18 months in 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels and is bottle aged for 5 months before release. Only indigenous yeast are used.

Tasting Notes: The Zorzal Gran Terroir Malbec is a deep, dark, glowing violet. The most outstanding aspect of the nose is its great aromatic complexity, particularly the chocolate, licorice, mineral and floral tones. It shows an interesting concentration in the mouth, with firm, secure tannins, fresh acidity, a long finish with great breadth. Ideal pairings include seasoned, spicy casseroles, hard cheeses and tapas with cold meats.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (11/3/2022)

    The 2020 Malbec Gran Terroir from Gualtallary, Uco Valley, was aged for 16 months in used barrels. Purple in hue. The nose offers vivid notes of violet, sour cherry, fresh plum and black tea. In the mouth the freshness is sharp and flows juicy with good, chalky tension and finely grained but voluptuous tannins. An expressive, primary red.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89 (10/15/2023)

    Taut, crisp and medium-bodied, showing a linear style of graphite-laden berry flavors, carried by vibrant acidity onto the finish around mineral-tinged tannins. Drink now.