Zorzal, Terroir Unico, Sauvignon Blanc, TupungatoZorzal
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Gualtallary, Mendoza
Vineyard and Viticulture:
Vineyards are located in the Gualtallary sub-region of Tupungato in the Uco Valley at a high altitude (1320 metres above sea level), where there is a wide diurnal range with temperatures fluctuating between 17 to 35°C. The average age of vines is 7 years with yields of 42 hl/ha. Soils are predominately calcareous and due to steep slopes and low rainfall, drip-fed irrigation is used when necessary.
Harvesting is carried out by hand using 16kg crates. Grapes are left in contact with their skins for 7 days at cool temperatures in order to add complexity. Wild yeasts were used for fermentation which took place for approximately 25 days at a controlled temperature of 810°C. The wine is left in contact with the lees for 3 months with daily battonage and matured for 3 months in bottle prior to release.
Complex nose with citrus fruit aromas with notes of apple, wet stone and herbs. Great acidity on the palate with hints of lemon, lime, green apple and a long finish.
White fish, asparagus risotto or light chicken dishes.