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2015 Zorzal Malbec Eggo Tinto De Tiza MendozaBlend from Argentina


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"Zorzal is a young, boutique winery that began in 2007 by the Michelini brothers, Gerardo, Matias, and Juan Pablo (“Juampi”), and their first vintage in 2008. The winery and vi...

  • 94 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The one blend in the Eggo range is the 2015 Eggo Tinto de Tiza, which mixes Malbec with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in 2,000-liter egg-shaped cement vats where the wine matured for almost one year. This feels quite complete and balanced, with good ripeness while keeping the balance and poise. The palate is juicy and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and a bittersweet finish akin to sour cherries. Very tasty and long. Super. Incredible for the price. 16,000 bottles were filled in January 2016.

Zorzal, whose wines are in the very able hands of winemaker Juan Pablo Michelini, keeps producing very fresh, true to their place and vintage wines from Gualtallary. Most of the wines have a very good price to quality ratio and could be among the best bargains of the vintage, year in, year out."

Product Description:

"Zorzal is a young, boutique winery that began in 2007 by the Michelini brothers, Gerardo, Matias, and Juan Pablo (“Juampi”), and their first vintage in 2008. The winery and vineyards are located in a section of the Uco Valley called Gualtallary (“Gualta”), outside the town of Tupungato, at approximately 4,500 feet above sea level. The Zorzal winery is the highest winery in Mendoza. The estate consists of 70 hectares on a unique blend of sand, stones, and limestone and is planted to multiple varieties including Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and a few others. The grapes are all hand harvested and Juampi’s vision is to have a light hand in the winemaking to let the fruit and terroir shine. The winery practices organic methods in the vineyards and uses only indigenous yeast in the winemaking process.

Zorzal tends to pick it’s grapes a little earlier than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity in their wines instead of the overblown ripeness that is too often seen. They are already considered to be a rising star in Argentina with their focused wines and enticing expression of multiple varieties above and beyond their stunning Malbecs. They also make a series of wines called EGGO, consisting of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir completely fermented and aged in large concrete eggs. The EGGO wines are more limited in production." -Importer

"The vineyards are in the zone of Gualtallary, Tupungato. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place in ovoid-shaped containers made of cement, without an epoxy-paint coating. Their shape helps us to keep the liquid constantly in movement, so making temperature control much better and achieving greater character and volume in the mouth, thanks to the fact that the lees remain always in suspension." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 101850
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Sub-Region Tupangato

94 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha, currant, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, green bean, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose spice, earth, currant, cherry, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, blackberry, cedar and cigar box