Zorzal EGGO Tinto de Tiza, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Argentina, Malbec, 2016

$23.99

Wine Advocate 94/00: The one blend in the Eggo range is the 2015 Eggo Tinto de Tiza, which mixes Malbec with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in 2,000-liter egg-shaped cement vats where the wine matured for almost one year. This feels quite complete and balanced, with good ripeness while keeping the balance and poise. The palate is juicy and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and a bittersweet finish akin to sour cherries. Very tasty and long. Super. Incredible for the price.

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Description

The Zorzal EGGO is a hand harvested, single vineyard wine from Gualtallary and is 100% Malbec. This unique wine is completely fermented and aged in a large concrete egg and sees no oak. It is a dense, dark purple color with rich fruit flavors of blueberry and boysenberry, lilac and wet rain bounce on the nose, and has a strong mineral undertone of crushed wet rock and chalk. Eggo is the perfect combination of a chalky, terroir driven wine, with vibrant fruit and a long smooth finish.

Zorzal is a boutique winery that was started in 2007 by brothers Gerardo, Juan Pablo, and Matias Michelini. The winery and vineyards are located in the Gualtallary subregion of the Uco Valley at approximately 4800 feet above sea level. The estate sits on a unique blend of sand, stones, and granitic limestone and the grapes are all hand-harvested. Zorzal’s vision is to have a light hand in the winemaking so that the fruit and terroir can shine through. They strive to produce elegant wines that showcase the minerality and cool climate of Gualtallary. The winery practices a combination of organic and sustainable farming and tends to pick earlier than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity in their wines instead of the overblown ripeness that is too often seen.

 

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