2021 Zuccardi Valles Chardonnay
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 Zuccardi Valles Chardonnay has an attractive yellow color, delicious tropical aromas of lychee together with pineapple baked in butter. The Chardonnay has a nice round structure with a refreshing aftertaste. Oh yes, did you know that Zuccardi has been voted number 1 of the best vineyards in South America for 2 years in a row now? Delicious with a sea bass from the grill, but also goes well with smoked fish such as halibut, salmon and eel. Because of its mouthfeel also nice with Asian dishes with tofu.
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.
|Type of Wine
|Valle de Uco
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Round, White fruit
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag