Zorzal 2019 'Gran Terroir' Pinot Noir, Tupungato (Gualtallary)

Item Number: 18529

UPC: 0-813495010771

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tupungato
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, chalk and stone
Elevation: 4,264 feet

Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are situated in the low part of Tupungato, with 7-year-old tall espaliers. Day and night temperatures vary between 35°C (day) and 15°C (night). This produces thicker grape skins, and the resulting Pinot Noir has greater color and structure than average. The soil is sandy.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested. Fermentation occurs with native yeast in 3rd-use open casks. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in 1st and 2nd-use casks from Burgundy, made especially for Pinot Noir, and the wine is aged in those same casks for 10 to 14 months.

Tasting Notes: Notes of strawberry, cherry, mushroom, baking spices, and clove are lifted from the glass. This leads into powdered white sugar, vanilla, blackberry, and cinnamon notes on the palate with smooth tannins and medium acidity. A long finish persists with caramel red apple, tobacco, and cola qualities.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (3/31/2021)

    The 2019 Gran Terroir Pinot Noir feels a little riper and wider, with darker fruit and some more rusticity. It seems to have more texture and concentration, as it's a wine that was going to be aged in barrel for 12 months. The palate shows more austerity and the chalkiness from Gualtallary. 22,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2020.