ARGENTINA & CHILE

 
ZORZAL WINES, TUPUNGATO, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

Founded in 2008 to promote the un-explored wine region of Gualtallary. The project is benefitting from investment in the best equipment and team possible. This new project is based on traditional winemaking, with the majority of work being done in the vineyards. This combined with minimal intervention winemaking, best reflects the Gualtallary terroir. Gualtallary is a remote place in the pre Andes, located in the Tupungato Department in the Northernmost sector of the Uco Valley in Mendoza. It is the highest altitude zone in the region, 1,200 to 1,600m above the sea level. It has alluvial, primarily sandy soils with calcareous deposit and sectors with a presence of smooth round granitic riverbed stones, covered by calcium carbonate.

The wines have lively, slightly austere profile, reflecting the soils and the altitude of the area.

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ZORZAL TERROIR UNICO CHARDONNAY

Ref.: V0004166       Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Chardonnay

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ZORZAL TERROIR UNICO MALBEC

Ref.: V0004167.           Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Malbec

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ZORZAL TERROIR UNICO PINOT NOIR

Ref.: V0004168           Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Pinot Noir

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ZORZAL EGGO BLANC DE CAL

Ref.: V0004160          Vintage: 2015

Grape Varietals: Sauvignon

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ZORZAL EGGO FILOSO PINOT NOIR

Ref.: V0004162          Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Pinot Noir

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ZORZAL EGGO TINTO DE TIZA MALBEC

Ref.: V0004164           Vintage: 2017

Grape Varietals: Malbec

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ZORZAL FIELD BLEND

Ref.: V0004165           Vintage: 2013

Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

 
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ROBERTO HENRÍQUEZ, BÍO BÍO, ITATA, CHILE

A humble Pais (Listan Prieto) grape which is nowhere to be found in Europe (except for phylloxera free Tenerife), is at the very heart of the revival of this estate.

Roberto works in the most traditional way, making pure and expressive wines in true Chilean context. He cultivates 3 hectares of 150-200 years old Pais vines to the south of the Bio-Bio river, near Nacimento. The soils in the area are mostly granitic, partially alluvial with a proportion of clay and sand. Biodynamically farmed grapes are foot trodden and whole cluster fermented in open top, wooden lagares (locally called rauli). The wine is aged in pipas – large, old barrels which lend the name (pipeño) to both: method of production and to the rustic, yet extremely elegant style of wine.

The grapes for his characterful white come from the head pruned, old vine plots of Corinto (Chasselas), Muscat of Alexandria and Semillon in the southern, coastal part of Itata, where red granite soil predominates. The juice is fermented with natural yeast and the wine remains in contact with the skins for approximately three months. 

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ROBERTO RIVERA DEL NOTRO WHITE

Ref.: V0001361        Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Corinto, Muscat, Semillon

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MOLINO CIEGO WHITE

Ref.: V0004290          Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Semillon

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ROBERTO RIVERA DEL NOTRO RED

Ref.: V0001360          Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Pais