Zuccardi Serie A Bonarda 2009
Other Red Wine from Argentina
This Bonarda has a rich violet color, and exudes sensuous aromas of blueberry and blackberry. It is a vivacious wine, full of pure ripe fruit, yet soft in style with an attractive finish. Serve with roast lamb, ham and cheese and spinach Empanadas. It can be cellared for the next 5 years.
This vineyard is located at the east of Mendoza, 620 meters (2034 feet) above the sea level. The area is characterized by an even and wide extended plain with a regional slope from west to east. Its soils are of medium texture (loam soil texture to sandy loam soil texture), deep, with good aeration and excellent natural drainage that allows a good development of the root system.
Wine Enthusiast - "Deep, compact and rich on the nose, with a big dose of ripe berry aromas. The palate is healthy and blends a beefy, muscular body with balancing acids and firm but ripe tannins. Tastes pretty and sweet, like blackberry or plum pie. Chewy and chocolaty on the finish; overall it’s a winner."
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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