2020 Zuccardi Poligonos Altamira Malbec

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Type of Wine Red
Country Argentina
Region Valle de Uco
Winery Zuccardi
Vintage 2020
Grape Malbec
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2029
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Valle de Uco, where top producer Zuccardi has its vineyards, is known for its exceptional quality. Operating on an excellent terroir of high altitude, a long growing season with more than 250 sunny days a year, as well as large temperature differences between day and night. Their Chardonnay is also a wonderful exponent of this. We ourselves are also great lovers of wines from these types of high-altitude areas where wine companies such as Zuccardi and Catena Zapata are among the absolute top

The Polígonos series is all about terroir in the broadest sense of the word. In addition to climate and soil, the wines reflect the social, economic and historical character of the area they come from. The vineyards are named after the people from the region in question. Each wine is made from one grape variety. The grapes for this Malbec come from Altamira, from vineyards at an altitude of about 1100 meters in the Uco Valley. The soil dates from the time when the Las Tunas River flowed here and consists of sand and loam on a layer of pebbles, and is particularly calcareous. This special terroir gives complex wines with a striking minerality.

After the harvest, the grapes are gently crushed, after which the must is fermented using natural yeasts in concrete vats. After fermentation, the wine continues to mature in small concrete barrels. The Zuccardi Poligonos Altamira Malbec is an intense wine with aromas of ripe red and dark fruit, complemented by floral and mineral notes. Full and soft in taste with a striking freshness and beautiful minerality. Rich tones, freshness and minerality form a beautifully elegant interplay.

Vineyard for 2020 Zuccardi Poligonos Altamira Malbec

The Zuccardi family came to Argentina from Italy at the end of the 19th century. In the 1950s, Alberto V. Zuccardi, the father of current director José Alberto Zuccardi, started an irrigation company; a good choice, because virtually no agriculture and arable farming can take place in Argentina without irrigation. To prove how well the irrigation company worked, Alberto planted the first vineyards in Maipú in 1963. Ten years later, he purchased a new vineyard site east of Mendoza. His son José Alberto has been in charge of the wine company since 1985. The company has since built up an international reputation. For example, they have been chosen several times as 'The World Best Vineyard' in South America and the wines are rated with the highest scores, with even regular outliers of 100 Parker points.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Argentina
Region Valle de Uco
Winery Zuccardi
Grape Malbec
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2029
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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