Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes 2019
Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes 2019 from 8wines
Cellar for up to 4 years. Serve chilled. Zuccardi is today considered one of Argentina’s most successful family-run wineries, but few people know that it was actually started as an irrigation experiment by founder Alberto Zuccardi. In 1963 the young irrigation engineer decided to plant a vineyard in the Maipu area of Mendoza to show off a new irrigation method being used in California. The experiment was a success and despite his lack of winemaking knowledge, five years later Alberto built his very own winery on the same site. These days the property is still run by the same family with Alberto’s son, José, working alongside his grandson, Sebastian. As well as their Mendoza wines, the family also make sensational white wines in Cafayate which is home to the world’s highest altitude vineyards. The Zuccardi vineyards sit at over 1800 metres above sea level with plenty of warm sunshine during the day and much cooler nights. These conditions help to produce very ripe grapes with a perfect balance of luscious fruit flavours, aromatics, and freshness. To highlight the varietal character and the terroir the fruit is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged on the lees for 6 months. This adds a subtle creaminess to the fruit-forward flavour profile, creating a crisp and elegant wine that’s bursting with ripe mango, peaches, honeysuckle and hints of zesty lemon. It makes a great aperitif and also pairs beautifully with spicy Asian dishes, summer salads, sushi, and fresh seafood.
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