Zuccardi / 2019 Concreto Malbec.

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SKU:
EDF1124
Unit:
1 x 75cl Bottle
Rating:
95 Points / The Wine Advocate March 31st 2001.
Zuccardi / 2018 Concreto Malbec

COUNTRY/REGION: Argentina/Uco Valley.

GRAPES: 100% Malbec.

ABV: 14%

The 2019 Concreto Malbec was produced with a selection of very stony soils, while the Polígonos is more of a village blend. They ferment with 100% full clusters but avoid the carbonic maceration, looking for the expression of very early-harvested grapes and looking for texture. This is very precise and balanced, pure, not overripe but textured. They like a faint note of blood and iron, and it's austere and serious. They do a short maceration to avoid extraction and to show the (mineral) backbone of the wine. 45,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2020.

Aluvional is Zuccardi's village range, Altamira is the "paraje" or zone/quarter within the village, something larger than a vineyard, and then there is the single-vineyard range, being more precise in the origin of the grape as you go up in the hierarchy, a little in the Burgundy style. But in the single-vineyard Finca Piedra Infinita, they also have plots, Supercal and Gravascal, like the lieux-dits in a crus. They even use "lugar dicho," which is the Spanish translation for "lieu-dit." - Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez - Issue Date 31st Mar 2021 - Source, The Wine Advocate.