Familia Zuccardi "Jose" Malbec
94 Points Robert Parker
Notes from the Winemaker
Sebastian Zuccardi made this wine in honor of his father, José Alberto Zuccardi. Created in a more traditional style, the wine symbolizes Jose’s passion for his family, his workers, and his commitment to showcasing the quality of mountain wines from Mendoza. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon from the calcareous soils of Paraje Altamira & Gualtallary vineyards in the Uco Valley. After careful grape selection the wine was vinified in concrete vats filled by gravity and fermented with indigenous (wild) yeasts. Macerated for 20 days with daily submerging of the layer of grape stems, seeds and skins during fermentation to gently extract color, tannins, flavor and aromas from the grape solids. The wine was aged in oak barrels and concrete vessels. Bottled unfiltered.
Intense red black color with aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry and red plum underscored by subtle spicy notes. The firm tannins and bright acidity give structure and freshness to the wine while enhancing the long, smooth finish.