Zuccardi Poligonos Tupungato Alto Malbec 2017

Mendoza
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£21.50 per bottle
102 in stock

96 Points - James Suckling "This shows gorgeous aromas of dark fruit, lavender and stones. Very floral. Medium to full body, lovely integrated tannins and salty, minerally and oyster-shell character. Very unique. No wood. All concrete-aged. Drink now."

Robert Parker "The 2017 Polígonos Gualtallary Malbec was produced with grapes from vines in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. It's riper than the 2018, but the place is so strong that it still shines through in the wine quite clearly, despite the low yields that mean concentration and more ripeness. This is higher in altitude than Altamira, and the heat of the vintage is a little less evident in the wine. There are notes of wild herbs, flowers and berries, a medium-bodied palate, with fine-grained and chalky tannins and a dry, serious finish. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.

Taste & Aroma

96 Points - James Suckling "This shows gorgeous aromas of dark fruit, lavender and stones. Very floral. Medium to full body, lovely integrated tannins and salty, minerally and oyster-shell character. Very unique. No wood. All concrete-aged. Drink now."

Robert Parker "The 2017 Polígonos Gualtallary Malbec was produced with grapes from vines in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. It's riper than the 2018, but the place is so strong that it still shines through in the wine quite clearly, despite the low yields that mean concentration and more ripeness. This is higher in altitude than Altamira, and the heat of the vintage is a little less evident in the wine. There are notes of wild herbs, flowers and berries, a medium-bodied palate, with fine-grained and chalky tannins and a dry, serious finish. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.

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Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Familia Zuccardi

Producer

It was Alberto Zuccardi who planted the first acre of vines in Maipú, Mendoza back in 1963. He may not have known it back then but Zuccardi Wines are now one of the most important names within the Argentinian winemaking industry. Now in the hands of the third generation of the Zuccardi family, it is Albertos grandson Sebastian Zuccardi who is in charge of the running of the winery and with his hard work ethic and dedication which he learnt fro his father Joseph he is pushing boundaries in creating wine of the highest standard. Positioned at the foot of the Andes, Zuccardi benefit from the combination of temperature ranges which create multiple terroirs, expressed through their wines by the skillfull hand of Sebastian who was voted ‘first of the top 10 winemakers in South America’ by Decanter magazine in 2017.

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Region

Mendoza was the first wine growing area in Latin America and today is still one of the largest in the world, with over 75% of Argentine wine coming from this region. It is a vast and extremely varied region and the key to producing seriously high quality wines this close to the equator is altitude – the higher the vineyard the cooler the nights and it is this which is hugely beneficial to acidity and colour as well as achieving specific wine flavours. Malbec is the most influential grape planted here, however local varieties such as Criolla Grande and Cereza account for over a quarter of the plantings across the vineyards. After Malbec, the next most important grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay. These varieties do well here, in the semi-desert conditions. Mendoza has four distinct seasons but due to the soil conditions mixed with the warm summers, it must be irrigated.

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