The estate was founded by Alberto Zuccardi in 1963 and is located at Maipu in Argentina’s Mendoza Valley. Today the business is run by Alberto’s son, Jose-Alberto Zuccardi, who has transformed the estate into one of the leading producers in South America. Mendoza is actually defined as high desert (rainfall hardly ever exceeds 200mm/annum) so irrigation is vital and is provided when the snow caps of Andes mountains melt in springtime. This brings unique and particular characteristics to the vineyards such as a wide temperature range, marked seasons, great luminosity and a lengthy period of maturation. This robust Malbec is produced from organically grown grapes at high altitude and represents great value for money.
Rich and fruity, the nose suggests violets, figs and raisins. On the palate savoury notes of dark chocolate and black fruits leading to a lingering finish. Drink with roast beef (think Argentinian here), roast lamb shoulder or a simple dish of ratatouille.