Zorzal Eggo Franco Tupungato Cabernet Franc 2019

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Zorzal Eggo Franco Tupungato Cabernet Franc 2019

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Zorzal

Tasting notes - A fine example of Cabernet Franc, this wine shows varietal purity with its aromatic expression of white pepper, green pepper and earthy notes highlighted by mineral overtones. The juicy fruit on the palate is direct and leads to a long satisfying finish. 

Zorzal Eggo Franco Tupungato Cabernet Franc 2019

A fleshy and mineral example of Cabernet Franc with
distinct herbaceous notes combined with blueberry and
enhanced with vanilla spice and hints of graphite.
Producer Note
Zorzal is an Argentinian boutique winery that has been dedicated to the production
of high-quality wines since 2008 and is located at the highest point of the Uco Valley.
Hailed as one of the most exclusive and well-regarded areas for viticulture in Argentina,
the terroir is revealed in the Zorzal wines through a respectful, noninvasive winemaking
process that puts austerity before exuberance and fruit before wood. The wines have
rapidly gained international recognition. Founded by the Michelini brothers, who are
outstanding in their passionate leadership in the vineyards and winery, this highly
regarded winemaking duo has become renowned as the trendsetters of the
Argentinian winemaking scene.
Vineyard
The vines are grown in a high altitude, drip irrigated single vineyard in Tupungato,
Gualtallary, in the Uco Valley. Gualtallary is situated at 1,350 meters above sea level in
the highest vine-growing zone in the Province of Mendoza, at the foot of the Tupungato
volcano. This zone is characterized by its combination of altitude, alluvial soils, sunny
days, low rainfall, and wide temperature ranges. The diurnal temperatures here oscillate
between 35°C and 17°C, creating long, slow ripening periods, concentrating the
flavors in the fruit while retaining balancing acidity. The combination of the cool
climate and the white chalky soil, impart the wine with delicious acidity and great
structure.
Winemaking
The grapes were placed in cement egg-shaped fermenters to allow fermentation to
take place spontaneously with native yeasts. The egg shape of the fermenter facilitates
vinification without the need for numerous pump-overs to extract components such as
anthocyanin and polyphenols. Due to its ovoid shape, everything inside is in constant
motion, allowing gentler and more homogeneous extractions. Once fermentation was
complete, maceration with the skins took place over 40 days and the wine was then
removed from the tank before being returned to the same egg-shaped vessel for nine
months of further aging.
Tasting Note
A fine example of Cabernet Franc, this wine shows extraordinary aromatic purity,
expressing white pepper, green pepper, and spicy notes highlighted by mineral
overtones. The juicy fruit on the palate is textured and leads to a long, satisfying finish.
Grape
Cabernet Franc 100%

Winemaker: Juan Pablo
Michelini
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Tupungato
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%

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