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Zorzal 'Grand Terroir Pinot Noir 2017
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This is a red wine imageZorzal 'Grand Terroir Pinot Noir 2017

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Wine Advocate 93
"Fermented and aged in a concrete egg, the 2017 Eggo Filoso Pinot Noir (filoso means "edgy") is a sharp red from eight-year-old vines in Gualtallary. It fermented with carbonic maceration and was kept with the full lees until the end of the year. This is a light and pale, elegant and fresh version of the grape, with bright red fruit, a refreshing palate and very fine tannins. Delicious! 6,000 bottles were filled in ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #34611
Shelf at store:75a
Size: 750mL (wine)

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Wine Advocate 93
"Fermented and aged in a concrete egg, the 2017 Eggo Filoso Pinot Noir (filoso means "edgy") is a sharp red from eight-year-old vines in Gualtallary. It fermented with carbonic maceration and was kept with the full lees until the end of the year. This is a light and pale, elegant and fresh version of the grape, with bright red fruit, a refreshing palate and very fine tannins. Delicious! 6,000 bottles were filled in December 2017."

Vinous Media 90
"Bright, moderately saturated red. Precise aromas of violet, raspberry, blueberry and spices. At once silky and light on its feet, with strawberry and raspberry fruit flavors complicated by minerals, spices and fresh herbs. Classically dry, rather delicate Pinot Noir with a sound spine of acids and tannins. The crop here was reduced by spring frost. (from rocky, granitic soil; made with nearly 50 whole clusters and aged for a year in used Burgundy barrels) -- Stephen Tanzer"

The Estate
Zorzal is a young, boutique winery that was founded in 2007 by the Michelini brothers, Gerardo, Matias, and Juan Pablo (Juampi). They completed their first vintage in 2008. The winery and vineyards are located in a section of the Uco Valley called Gualtallary (Gualta), outside the town of Tupungato, at approximately 4,500 feet above sea level. The Zorzal winery is the highest winery in Mendoza. The estate consists of 70 hectares on a unique blend of sand, stones, and limestone and is planted to multiple varieties including Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and a few others. The grapes are all hand harvested and Juampis vision is to have a light hand in the winemaking to let the fruit and terroir shine. The winery practices organic methods in the vineyards and uses only indigenous yeast in the winemaking process.

Zorzal tends to pick its grapes a little earlier than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity in their wines instead of the overblown ripeness that is too often seen. They are already considered to be a rising star in Argentina with their focused wines and enticing expression of multiple varieties above and beyond their stunning Malbecs. They also make a series of wines called EGGO, consisting of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir completely fermented and aged in large concrete eggs. The EGGO wines are more limited in production.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

Zorzal Wines

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Zorzal WinesZorzal is a young, boutique winery that was founded in 2007 by the Michelini brothers, Gerardo, Matias, and Juan Pablo ("Juampi"). They completed their first vintage in 2008. The winery and vineyards are located in a section of the Uco Valley called Gualtallary ("Gualta"), outside the town of Tupungato, at approximately 4,500 feet above sea level. The Zorzal winery is the highest winery in Mendoza. The estate consists of 70 hectares on a unique blend of sand, stones, and limestone and is planted to multiple varieties including Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and a few others. The grapes are all hand harvested and Juampi's vision is to have a light hand in the winemaking to let the fruit and terroir shine. The winery practices organic methods in the vineyards and uses only indigenous yeast in the winemaking process.

Zorzal tends to pick it's grapes a little earlier than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity in their wines instead of the overblown ripeness that is too often seen. They are already considered to be a rising star in Argentina with their focused wines and enticing expression of multiple varieties above and beyond their stunning Malbecs. They also make a series of wines called EGGO, consisting of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir completely fermented and aged in large concrete eggs. The EGGO wines are more limited in production.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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