About This Wine
Sebastian Zuccardi is a good example of how the Argentine wine industry is maturing.
Zuccardi represents the third generation of his family to embrace the land, grow grapes and make wine. His grandfather and father nurtured the business in its early years, and today Sebastian oversees the family’s vineyards in the Uco Valley.
“The identity of a wine comes from the vineyard — from the right combination of grape variety, climate, soil and people’s work,” Sebastian says. And once the winegrapes have been transported to the Zuccardi winery, vintner Ruben Ruffo notes: “The essence of a great wine comes from taking care of all details.”
It’s obvious that Zuccardi and Ruffo were on the same page when it came to growing and crafting the 2010 Zuccardi “A Series” Malbec. The wine, purple in hue, is intense and lively, and exhibits the wonderful fruit flavors for which Malbec is known... and for which Argentina has become famous.
A midseason ripener, it can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component to add complexity to claret blends.
- Grape Composition:100% Malbec
- Grape Source:3 Vineyards in Mendoza Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Raspberry, Cocoa, Chocolate and a Smoky Barbecue Note
- Aging Vessels:First-, Second- and Third- Use Oak Barrels for 10 Months for 70% of Blend
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionbarbecued ribs, or a grilled steak.
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