Zorzal, Gran Terroir, Pinot Noir, TupungatoZorzal
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Gualtallary, Mendoza
Vineyard and Viticulture:
Grapes are hand harvested from two different vineyards in Gualtallary, Mendoza. The vineyards are located on a slope at high altitude - approximately 1320 metres above sea level. The average age of the vines is 7 years with yields of 56 hl/ha. Soils are predominately calcareous and free draining - drip fed irrigation is used when necessary.
Whole bunches are placed in oak casks where carbonic maceration takes place for approximately 20 days at 22 -24°C. During this process, an anaerobic, carbon dioxide rich environment stimulates fermentation. This process takes place inside each intact berry. The resultant wine is matured for 12 months in medium toasted, French oak barrels of which 40% are new and 60% are 3 years old. Lees contact for 6 months and malolactic fermentation takes place.
Floral and mineral aromas with great complexity from its development in French oak barrels from Burgundy. Strong and liveliness palate with a smooth, textured finish.
Perfect served on its own or accompanied by red meats, stews or chicken pie.