Zuccardi Q Malbec 2010
Malbec from Argentina
A wine of great personality, with a deep violet color and notes of dark plum, figs and berries.
Decanter - "The Vineyard Zuccardi is one of the best known South American wineries. This shows serious concentration on the nose with creamy, opulent cherry and dark berry fruits. More creamy, oakinfluenced, ripe fruit flavours follow on the palate."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2010 Q Malbec (100%) was aged in French oak for 12 months. Inviting scents of cedar, Asian spices, lavender, and black cherry lead to a plush, dense, layered, pleasure-bent Malbec that will provide enjoyment over the next 6-8 years. It is an outstanding value. "
Wine & Spirits - "Sweet and full-bodied, this forms a pool of dark berry flavor in the mouth, the tannins soft on the tongue. Those tannins have some astringency, but rather than drying the palate, they provide the structure to match an oxtail stew."
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Familia Zuccardi Vineyards
A few years before 1950, Ing. Alberto Zuccardi reaches Mendoza from his homeland in Tucuman where their great-grandparents had settled upon arriving in the Italian region of AveIino. In 1963, Alberto implanted a vineyard in the region of Maipu not knowing that it would begin the great passion of his life, the wine industry. In 1990, his son, Jose Alberto Zuccardi, assumed the General Director of the company.
In 2005, Sebastian Zuccardi, third generation of the family, lead the development of the new stage of the wines of the winery expansion into the Uco Valley. On his initiative, since 2008 the winery has an area of Research and Development dedicated to the study of the terroir and the different variables that affect wine production. In 2013 the construction of the new Zuccardi winery in the Uco Valley began. It opened in March 2016 with the premise of producing wines with identity, through the continuous exploration of the different terroirs of the Uco Valley. 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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