Zuccardi Jose Zuccardi Malbec

£38.50

Pleasure in the glass from first drop to last. Aged in large, old oak for a year, the darker fruits, fine spice and light brush of chocolate are beautifully complemented by the tannin and acid structure. Long and elegant.

Named in honour of Sebastian's father, Jose, this wine comes from selected bunches from the family's Malbec vineyards in Paraje Altamira, with a 5% splash of Cabernet Sauvignon from their Gualtallary vineyards. Fermented in concrete vats with native yeast. Maceration for 20 days with daily delestage and piegeage. Aged in old oak foudres for a year before being left to develop in bottle. Unfiltered.

Bodega Zuccardi
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.