Zorzal Eggo Tinto de Tiza Tupungato Malbec 2018

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Zorzal Eggo Tinto de Tiza Tupungato Malbec 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Zorzal

Tasting notes - This is super aromatic, with complex notes of thyme, oregano, spices, and a hint of an earthy note all enveloping the fresh black fruit. Edgy, with an explosive, vibrant palate, layered with minerality and a beautiful texture through to a long finish.

Awards
94 pts, Robert Parker, 2022

Zorzal Eggo Tinto de Tiza Tupungato Malbec 2018

Edgy, mineral and layered, this intensely flavoured wine is
marked by flavours of wild herbs and cloves against a
background of smoky blackberries.
Producer Note
Zorzal is an Argentinian boutique winery which 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, non-invasive 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 have become renowned as the trendsetters of the
Argentinian winemaking scene.
Vintage
2018 was another warm vintage, but this year is characterised as a year of balance.
The yields returned to average after a positive growth cycle under good weather
conditions. The wines are harmonious, with good maturity balanced by excellent,
stable acidity.
Vineyard
The seven to 10-year-old espalier trained vines are grown in a high altitude, drip
irrigated vineyard in Gualtallary. Gualtallary is located in one of Argentina's most
outstanding vine-growing valleys: the Uco Valley and is situated at 1,350 metres above
sea level. This is one of the highest vine-growing zones in the Province of Mendoza,
sitting at the foot of the Tupungato volcano- one of the highest peaks in the Andes. The
zone is characterised by its combination of altitude, alluvial soils, sunny days, low rainfall
and wide temperature ranges. The diurnal temperatures here oscillate between 35°C
and 20°C, creating long, slow ripening periods, concentrating the flavours in the fruit.
This combination of a cool climate and very specific white chalky soil gives the wine
great structure and delicious acidity.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed. Fermentation took place spontaneously with native
yeasts in egg-shaped containers made of cement at around 24°C. The wine remained
on its skin for two months, followed by pressing and was then returned to the egg. The
egg shape helps to keep the liquid constantly in motion, so the temperature is more
consistent and the lees remain in suspension. The resulting wine achieves a greater
character and volume on the palate. The wine was aged for 12 months in the same
container, with a view to conserving its pure, authentic character, without interference
from any other influence such as oak from another terroir.
Tasting Note
This is super aromatic, with complex notes of thyme, oregano, spices and a hint of an
earthy note all enveloping the fresh black fruit. Edgy, with an explosive, vibrant palate,
layered with minerality and a beautiful texture through to a long finish.
Grape
Malbec 100%

Awards
94 pts, Robert Parker, 2022

Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Tupungato
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%

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