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Familia Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita 2018

14% abv

Vol- 75cl

Sebastián Zuccardi took the initiative in 2008 to establish a research and development area in the winery with a sole purpose of studying the terroir and diverse variables that affect wine quality in scientific detail – the goal in his own words was “not to strive for perfect wines, but wines that express the place, the region”. The Piedra Infinita vineyard is located in the heart of the alluvial plain of the Tunuyán River, and the soil composition, depth and concentration of calcium varies significantly. In this vineyard everything is managed precisely, from pruning to harvesting, not just block-by-block, but row-by-row, as evidenced by the detail soil map below

The studies intensive work has so far revealed not only can the family produce the perfect 100pt Piedra Infinita 2016 (LG, WA), but by identifying the sheer diversity within the vineyard they can produce perfect 100pt wines from tiny parcels of incredible wines that tell their own story from within the ‘world’s best vineyard’ (awarded by ‘World’s Best Vineyard’ in 2019, 2020 & 2021)

There is tension and crunchiness here, and the finish is very mineral, dry and chalky but coupled with deep flavors. The wine feels very young and with huge potential to develop in bottle. The symmetry of the cooler vintages in this bottling is here: there’s precision, detail and nuance. There’s purity and restraint and great harmony. There is energy and light, power and balance. This is as good as it gets.
99 points, Luis Gutierrez – Wine and Advocate

£250.00  Per Case 3 x 75cl (3 x £83.33)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

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.

Today Bodega Zuccardi Valle de Uco is led by Sebastián Zuccardi. Following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, Alberto and his Father, José, Sebastián’s aim is to create wines of great purity, firmly rooted in the terroirs of the Uco Valley, in the shadow of the Andes Mountains. The family makes wines that express their origin, the essence of their soils and the extreme climate conditions of the vineyards in the heart of every glass.

Reference #:
16482_B
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
3 bottles
Grapes
Malbec (Cot)
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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