Zorzal 2014 Gran Terroir Pinot Noir, Tupungato (Gualtallary)
Item Number: 9647
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, chalk, and stones
Elevation: 4,264 ft asl
Vineyard Notes: Grapes for Zorzal's Gran Terroir Pinot Noir come 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. The winery is renowned for having state-of-the-art technology in crushing, fermentation and ageing. In order to achieve natural wines of the highest quality, the winery was 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 months in French oak barrels and is then bottle aged for 7 months before release. Only indigenous yeast are used.
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.