Zuccardi Q Malbec 2008
Malbec from Argentina
Zuccardi Q Malbec 2008, is the blend of two unique vineyard sites. It shows dark, violet color with shades of black. The wine offers great floral aromas with rich, ripe blackberry tones. It has concentrated flavors and a soft texture. Ripe plum and chocolate notes melted with blackcurrant and cassis tones displaying excellent balance and freshness. It has a persistent and velvety finish.
The Wine Advocate - "Opaque purple; exotic spices, hint of balsamic, blueberry, and black cherry, round, satisfying."
Wine Enthusiast - "Opaque purple; exotic spices, hint of balsamic, blueberry, and black cherry, round, satisfying."
Familia Zuccardi Vineyards
José Zuccardi of Familia Zuccardi Vineyards is in the forefront of the Argentinean wine revolution, producing well-made wines that appeal to the international market in a country that until recently made wine which never left the country. View all Familia Zuccardi Vineyards Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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