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Zuccardi Concreto Paraje Altimiratext
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Zuccardi Concreto Paraje Altimira 2017

Valle de Uco, Tunuyán, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaWinemaker Sebastián Zuccardi is the brains behind this amazing malbec grown at Finca Piedra Infinita, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza at 1100 metres above sea level. There’s very little soil over rocky deposits of calcareous material, and you can taste it in the wines. 2017 was cool, and yields were down, but that plays into Zuccardi’s hands. The fermentation takes place in Zuccardi designed concrete tanks (made without epoxy) using native yeasts and macerating for 20 days. After that, it goes through malolactic fermentation and ageing in concrete tanks, and again you can feel it in the elegant, supple textures that make this wine so special. Ethereal, floral, mineral, savoury, fresh, and dusty, it is hard to imagine the alcohol is 14 percent because it tastes more like 12 percent. Cool chalky tannins run out the finish of what is an intellectual malbec, and one that tastes like no other. Stock up if you can find it.Tasted: 10 April 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.00 estimated retail in select private wine shops Producer: Familia ZuccardiDistributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Grape: MalbecUPC: 7791728008845