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Zorzal Wine Terroir Unico Pinot Noir 2019
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"The unoaked and fruit-driven 2019 Terroir nico Pinot Noir has some floral and perfumed characteristics. It's a light red with 12% alcohol and a medium-bodied palate with very fine tannins and great clarity of fruit. It has a very light color, and the wine is delicate and varietal. It finishes with explosive flavors of red cherries. Delicious! 87,900 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019 after eight months in concrete eggs."

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Size: 750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol: 12%
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #42187
Location at store: 85b
Item Description
Wine Advocate 92
"The unoaked and fruit-driven 2019 Terroir nico Pinot Noir has some floral and perfumed characteristics. It's a light red with 12% alcohol and a medium-bodied palate with very fine tannins and great clarity of fruit. It has a very light color, and the wine is delicate and varietal. It finishes with explosive flavors of red cherries. Delicious! 87,900 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019 after eight months in concrete eggs."

The Wine
This hand harvested, single vineyard from Gualtallary is 100 Pinot Noir and is completely un-oaked to let the fruit driven quality of the wine shine. Bright red fruits, predominantly raspberry, jump out of the glass with gamey notes, cola, dried leaves, and forest floor. The mouthfeel is rich, soft, and supple with light tannin and medium acidity. The chalky soil comes through in the long finish, great with or without food.

The Winery
Zorzal is a young, boutique winery that began in 2007 by the Michelini brothers, Gerardo, Matias, and Juan Pablo (the winemaker) along with a group of Canadian investors, with its first vintage being 2008. The winery and vineyards are located in the subregion of the Uco Valley called Gualtallary, outside the town of Tupungato, at approximately 4500 feet above sea level, making it 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 varietals including Malbec, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, as well as a few others. The grapes are all hand harvested and the 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 wine making process. Zorzal tends to pick its grapes a little earlier (greener) 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 varietals above and beyond their stunning Malbecs.
About Zorzal Wines
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 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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