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2012 zorzal terroir unico pinot noir

Retail: $14.00

$12.98

per bottle

Rating
90 Pts Wine & Spirits

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.5%

Closure Type
Screwtop

Vintage
2012

Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom

Nose

barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato

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Wine & Spirits:

"This pinot seems simple at first, with scents of strawberries and fresh flowers that flood the mouth, tasting of red fruits freshly crushed. Then earthy and spicy notes turn the wine toward greater complexity, while the firm tension of the structure surrounds all the juicy flavor." (02/13)

Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2012 Pinot Noir is cropped from a single vineyard planted at 1,300 meters atypically east to west, 80% crushed and 20% whole cluster (i.e. carbonic fermentation.) After cold maceration for four days, it undergoes pigeage thrice daily and treated with sulphites at 30ppm and bottled. It has a deep purple/crimson color. The nose is tightly wound with blackberry and bilberry aromas – an underlying minerality palpable. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, slightly chalky tannins. There is a tightly wound core of blackberry and raspberry leaf, while the finish is brittle and defined. This is a lively, vivacious Pinot Noir. Drink now-2016." (10/12)

Product Description:

Wine:
"Colour: good intensity for the variety, with violety tones. Aroma: Here we find a Pinot Noir that is very intense in the nose, a result of our terroir: aromas of blackberries, strawberries and earth, with mineral notes. Flavour: direct, clear, vertical. It flows in the mouth with plenty of life and smoothness. It has good volume and great acidity, making it very fresh, and a long, sweet finish." - Winery

Winemaking:
"The grapes are placed in cement tanks, with 80% crushed and the other 20% as whole clusters. The container is filled by gravity, in other words, there is no pumping at any time, which means that the grapes reach their fermentation site practically intact. A cold maceration lasting about 4 days is carried out, and then Alcoholic Fermentation begins with indigenous or autochthanous yeasts. During this fermentation, the skins are tamped (pillage) 3 times a day. Malolactic fermentation is carried out and then the wine is treated with sulphites at 30 ppm., filtered through plates, and finally bottled." - Winery

Vineyard:
"The vineyard for this variety is located at 1,300 metres above sea-level in Gualtallary, Tupungato. It is a young vineyard planted on chalky soils, with a very pronounced slope. This helps the grapes to be healthier because there is no accumulation of water or frost. It has a mountain climate, which implies a great variation in temperature, and the resulting grapes have thicker skins." - Winery

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