Simply stunning Argentinian chardonnay from Sebastian Zuccardi. Elegant and complex with a beautiful structure. Racy minerality with a deft, but light, touch of oak. Precise fruits and a long, lingering finish.
Fosil is grown in some of the highest vineyards in the world, at an elevation of 1,400 metres, in one of the coldest parts of the Uco Valley. It is grown on alluvial soils with a sandy-clay layer and an ancient rugged backdrop of the Cordillera mountain range that inspire its name. Aged in a combination of egg-shaped concrete vats, this un-oaked Chardonnay offers offers precision and purity.
Some years before 1950, engineer Alberto "Tito" Zuccardi arrived in Mendoza from Tucumán, the small province in northwest Argentina where his Italian grandparents had settled many years before. He began experimenting with new irrigation systems because, back then as is the case today, water management is key due to its scarcity. In 1963 he planted a vineyard in the Maipu region, aiming to show other neighbouring farmers how his irrigation system worked, not realising at the time that this would be the beginning of his life’s passion.
Today Bodega Zuccardi is led by Sebastian Zuccardi. Following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, Alberto and his Father, Jose, Sebastián’s aim is to create wines of great purity, firmly rooted in the terroirs of the Uco Valley, in the shadow of the Andes Mountains. The family makes wines that express their origin, the essence of their soils and the extreme climate conditions of the vineyards in the heart of every glass.