Zuccardi

Country: Mendoza - Argentina

Region: Mendoza


A few years before 1950, Alberto Zuccardi reached Mendoza from his homeland in Tucuman. In 1963, Alberto planted a vineyard in the region of Maipu not knowing that it would begin the great passion of his life, the wine industry. In 1990, his son, Jose Alberto Zuccardi, assumed the responsibilities as General Director of the company. In 2005, Sebastian Zuccardi, third generation of the family, began leading the development of the new stage of the winery expansion into the Uco Valley. In 2008, Sebastian began the area of Research and Development dedicated to the study of the terroir and the different variables that affect wine production. Construction of the Zuccardi winery Uco Valley began in 2013 and opened in March 2016 with the premise of producing wines with identity, through the continuous exploration of the different terroirs of the Uco Valley.

The Uco Valley at the foot of the Andes, Mendoza, is a cultivated oasis at the highest altitude. In this privileged location, our vineyards benefit from its cold and dry climate and wide temperature range. The combination of multiple microclimates, altitudes, types of soil and the care of the vineyard results in multiple terroirs. Zuccardi Valle de Uco has the challenge to interpret it faithfully to express their identity in the wine.

Piedra Infinita: 3,608 ft - Paraje Altamira

Canal Uco: 3,608 ft - Paraje Altamira

Los Membrillos: 3,477 ft - La Consulta

San Pablo: 4,593 ft - Los Arboles

Gaultallary: 4,460 ft - Tupungato

At Zuccardi Valle de Uco, when it comes to producing world class Argentine wine, they take their job seriously. Their philosophy is simple. As Jose Zuccardi puts it, "The word 'family' is central to the way in which we have always run our business. This means that many of the families, such as the Morenos and the Vegas, who joined the Company in my father's day, are still with us today caring for the vineyards and we now have a permanent workforce of over 450 people. To guarantee the quality of our Zuccardi Valle de Uco brand, we believe in using people rather than machines whenever possible." Workers at Zuccardi Valle de Uco are employed year-round and the winery provides subsidized health care and free education to all its workers. 

Zuccardi Collection


Torrontes Serie A Price € 13.30

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The Zuccardi Serie A range demonstrates the richness and diversity of Argentina’s many micro-climates and soils. Serie A stands for “Argentina Series” as the way of expressing our most representative grape varieties by recognizing the best growing regions specific to each, and selecting top vineyard sites along the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

Sensory featuresIt sports an intense yellow greenish colour with a delicate and unique nose, full of white flowers such as roses and citrus blossom. Also, it reveals notes of mature white fruits and citrus zest. The wine is well structured with a lively acidity but remains centred around the aromatic intensity and delicate finish.

Technical notes

Grape variety: Torrontes

Appellation: Cafayate vineyards, Salta

Vinification: The grapes were cooled in a refrigerated chamber. They underwent manual selection of bunches, before being destalked, crushed, cooled and direct pressed, followed by fermented at 15-18°C with selected yeast. After the fermentation, the wine was stored on the lees for 6 months.

Best served: Nuanced flavours combined with robust acidity make these wines an excellent match for fish and seafood dishes as well as slightly stronger flavours.Try with Finnish crayfish, clam dishes or blinis.

Suitable for vegetarianes and vegans.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 750ml

 

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Malbec Serie A Price € 13.50

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The Zuccardi Serie A range demonstrates the richness and diversity of Argentina's many micro-climates and soils. Serie A stands for "Argentina Series" as the way of expressing our most representative grape varieties by recognizing the best growing regions specific to each, and selecting top vineyard sites along the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

Sensory features: This Malbec has a purple-black colour and is bursting with blackcurrant and plum aromas. It is full-bodied with rich black cherry and chocolate notes and a velvety finish. All grapes are from estate vineyards in the Uco Valley, an exceptional area for Malbec, with the perfect combination of altitude and stony soils with large rock deposits, giving the wine fresh, spicy notes and structured, yet soft tannins.

Technical Notes

Grape variety: Malbec from Uco Valley

Vinification: The grapes were destemmed and crushed. They underwent cold maceration for 5-7 days before classic vinification with native yeasts and fermented at 77°F (25-27°C) in concrete vats. Then macerated for 20 days with periodic remontage and delestage . Part of the wine was aged in French oak barrels.

Best served: Grilled and roasted red meats. This wine works very well with lamb cutlets, spicy hot pots and steak.

Suitable for vegetarianes and vegans.

Alcohol content: 14%

Bottle size: 750ml

 

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