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Zorzal Wines 'Terrior Unico' Malbec 2019
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This is a red wine imageZorzal Wines 'Terrior Unico' Malbec 2019

$12.80$9.95
 
Wine Advocate 91
"The pure 2019 Terroir Único Malbec is varietal and fresh and was produced with grapes from Gualtallary. Bottled unoaked, it has purity, showing the soul and essence of the wild place. It's medium-bodied and has very fine tannins and mellow acidity. 91,500 bottles produced. It was bottled after eight months in concrete eggs."

The Wine
This hand harvested, single vineyard, from Gualtallary is 100 Malbec. The wine predominantly shows notes of coffee, blueberry, and chocolate ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #43722
Location at store:85c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 13.5%

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Wine Advocate 91
"The pure 2019 Terroir Único Malbec is varietal and fresh and was produced with grapes from Gualtallary. Bottled unoaked, it has purity, showing the soul and essence of the wild place. It's medium-bodied and has very fine tannins and mellow acidity. 91,500 bottles produced. It was bottled after eight months in concrete eggs."

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 its 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 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.

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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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