Jose Zuccardi Mendoza Malbec 2015/2016 75cl 14% ABV
Jose Zuccardi Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Sebastian Zuccardi made this Red Wine to honour his father José. A traditional Malbec with black fruit notes at the fore. Selected bunches. Tanks are filled by gravity. Fermented in concrete vats with native yeast.
Maceration for 20 days with daily delestage and piegeage. Aged in oak foudres. Bottled unfiltered. Some years before 1950, engineer Alberto ‘Tito’ Zuccardi arrived in Mendoza from Tucumán, the small province in northwest Argentina where his Italian grandparents had settled many years before.
He began experimenting with new irrigation systems because, back then as is the case today, water management is strategic due to its scarcity. In 1963 he planted a vineyard in the Maipú region, aiming to show other neighbouring farmers how his irrigation system worked, not realising at the time that this would be the beginning of his life’s passion.