Jose Zuccardi Malbec (750ml)
Back in 1950, Alberto Zuccardi moved to the city to set up a cement-pipe irrigation system that was being used in California at that time. His idea was to show that the systemwould be a good way to use water more efficiently. In 1963, though he had never worked in the wine industry, he decided to plant a vineyard in the Maipú area to demonstrate how efficient his system was. What started as an engineering project, grew into a world-renowned wine estate and company. Today the company is in the capable hand of Alberto’s son José Zuccardi.
Full, dense, ripe and firm Malbec with a fine grained tannic backbone. Great purity of fruit, balance and length. Excellent for rich and saucy red-meat dishes, such as braised beef short ribs or beef stew.
“The 2014 José Zuccardi is mostly Malbec with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Altamira and Gualtallary. It fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in large oak foudres. There is great austerity and balance here, with more bone than flesh. There’s never any excess ripeness, extraction or oak. Serious, focused, deep, mineral and long. Truly outstanding. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2016.” – RobertParker 94pts
Fermented with wild yeasts in concrete vats and mature in large, mostly neutral casks.