Zorzal Eggo Tinto de Tiza Malbec 2017


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Zorzal, the Argentinian wine brand, was established in 2008, to reflect the immense wine potential of the Gualtallary region to the entire world. Ever since its inception, the group has been working hard so that the wines created here are true representations of the unique natural extravaganza of the Gualtallary region. Located in Tupungato towards the north of the Uco Valley in the Mendoza Province, this region is known for its high-altitude vineyards.

Here, the vineyards are planted at a height of around 1200 to 1600m above sea level, which makes them the best place to produce terroir wines, the speciality of the Zorzal label. The Zorzal winery is set up in such a way that it uses sophisticated technology to ensure that the grapes are processed naturally with minimal use of machinery. The winery is constructed on four levels, to allow for natural transportation of the grapes with the help of gravity, so that the dependence on pumps would be reduced to a considerable extent.

The use of roll fermenters, cement eggs and other advanced machinery for the grinding, fermenting and guarding processing ensure that the flavor and intensity of the fruits are retained even when the wines are bottled. The temperature-controlled French oak barrels, foudres and cement eggs used in the winery, help to keep the balance, purity, life and minerality of the wines intact. The Eggo line of wines is the modern range of wines that use cement eggs for fermentation and ageing. The conceptual range of wines aren’t limited by the Gualtallary region and are created by passionate winemakers.

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Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Deep, intense Ruby
Nose Aromas of chalk, flint, and mineral tones
Palate Structured and voluminous on the palate with a silky texture, this is poised and direct with a refreshing quality

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100%Malbec
Alcohol % 13.5%
Estate/Producer Juan Pablo Michelini
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza Sub-Region: Uco Valley, Tupungato/ Gualtallary region
Vintage 2017
Vinification Only 1600 cases produced on Tupungato Winelands (25 acres planted in 2008), using native yeasts and partial whole-cluster. Unfiltered, unoaked
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now with some ageing potential

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