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Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2011
Malbec from Argentina
Intense and lively red purple color. Intense red ripe fruit aromas such as prunes and cherries with black pepper and tobacco. Can also detect chocolate, cherry liqueur and spicy notes. Soft and velvety entry, firm tannins with lovely juicy finish.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2011 Serie A Malbec from La Consulta, Vista Flores and Agrelo is 70% aged in barrel. It is showing just a little over-ripeness on the nose, with saturated red cherry fruit laced with fresh fig and prune. The palate is ripe and chewy with licorice and graphite-infused black fruit and a long, powerful finish that is both silky and refined. The quality and bravura of the palate makes you forgive the over-enthusiasm on the nose. Drink now-2018. "
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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Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review33 out of 5 stars
2 ratings, 2 with reviewsfavoritethingstodrink - Chicago, IL412/23/2013
Warm, fruity, bold - one of my favorite malbecs.MGZ - Taylor, MI29/17/2013
- Fruity & Smooth
Had to air this one out at least 5 hours. Graphite and minerals with hard to describe spices overpowering any fruits. Smooth finish stays. Need Pepper steak with this Malbec.
- Earth & Spicy