Zorzal Terroir Unico Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina, South America

Item No. 123458
  • white wine
  • RP91
Alcohol By Volume: 12.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This hand harvested, single vineyard from Gualtallary is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and is completely un-oaked which creates a crisp and balanced wine with passion fruit shining through. Notes of orange blossom and Jasmine with under currents of lime hit the nose that leads into a bright,balanced, yet rich mouthfeel with great minerality, crushed rock, and chalky components. An amazing long finish of citrus, passion fruit, and a flinty character lingers.

Critical Acclaim

"The harvest for the 2012 Terroir Unico Sauvignon Blanc was carried out to exacting standards: four “tries” through the vineyard a la Sauternes that, to paraphrase the Michelinis, are in order to view the vintage as a movie rather than a single picture. It has a very precise bouquet with dewy green apples, smoke and a touch of gooseberry – very Loire-like in style. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity. It is superbly balanced with tangible minerality towards the finish. This is life affirming, tensile Sauvignon."
91 Points

Learn About Zorzal

Founded in 2007, Zorzal is devoted to the production of luxury wines. In 2008, the winery completed production under contract, and in 2009, completed the first vintage on new state-of-the-art equipment.

The highest winery in Mendoza, Zorzal sits on a 70 hectare parcel (175 acres) of prime land in the heard of one of the finest wine growing regions in the world: the Uco Valley, 130 miles south of the city of Mendoza. Zorzal is a collaboration of Argentine owners and operators and Canadian investors.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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