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Zorzal Wines 'Terrior Unico' Malbec 2017
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This is a red wine imageZorzal Wines 'Terrior Unico' Malbec 2017

$12.80$9.95
 
James Suckling 91
"Big morello cherry and blueberry fruit as well as hints of earth and spices (and restrained oak!). Moderately tannic. A clean finish. Rather fascinating. Easy to drink now.
Publish Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018"

Wine Advocate 89
"The 2017 Terroir Único Malbec was produced with grapes from Gualtallary that fermented in concrete eggs vats with indigenous yeasts. There are ripe aromas with varietal characteristics—violets and cherries—and the proverbial round, sweet and glossy tannins of the grape. ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #30948
Shelf at store:63a
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 91
"Big morello cherry and blueberry fruit as well as hints of earth and spices (and restrained oak!). Moderately tannic. A clean finish. Rather fascinating. Easy to drink now.
Publish Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018"

Wine Advocate 89
"The 2017 Terroir Único Malbec was produced with grapes from Gualtallary that fermented in concrete eggs vats with indigenous yeasts. There are ripe aromas with varietal characteristics—violets and cherries—and the proverbial round, sweet and glossy tannins of the grape. It's juicy, fruit-driven and soft, very approachable. 66,500 bottles produced."

Vinous Media 89
"Bright medium ruby-red. Youthfully brooding aromas of blackberry, blueberry, menthol, licorice and minerals. Saline, very fine-grained and light on its feet, with strong smoky mineral energy enlivening the black and blue fruit flavors. Finishes saline and long, with dusty but essentially suave tannins. A serious Malbec for the price, but with enough sweetness to give it early appeal. -- Stephen Tanzer"

The Wine
This hand harvested, single vineyard, from Gualtallary is 100% Malbec. The wine predominantly shows notes of coffee, blueberry, and chocolate with secondary notes of licorice, black cherry, cinnamon, baking spices, and sage. The complexity of the wine extends into the palate by being big and bold without being flabby, with smooth tannins and light acidity. The wine finishes extremely strong with plum, cassis, doughnut cake, and fine silky tannins. A wine that out delivers it’s price by tenfold!


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 it’s 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 it’s 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.

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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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