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Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2021

Tasting Notes

Winery: Zuccardi
Varietal: Malbec
SKU: ZUCCONMAL2021 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Zuccardi Concreto Malbec

$35.99

Awards/Reviews

95+ pts Wine Advocate

The 2021 Concreto Malbec has to be one of the finest vintages of this wine despite its youth and still shy personality. But there are tons of flowers, wild herbs and berries there waiting to emerge in an insinuating way, with austerity but unfurling layers and layers as the wine sits in the glass. It’s incredibly fine-boned with chalky tannins that scream limestone, full of precision and purity. For Sebastián Zuccardi, they didn’t do anything different, it’s just the character of the year. This is the wine that explains their philosophy without breaking your piggy bank.

95 pts James Suckling

Such a brooding nose with black pepper, violet and fresh blueberry and blackberry fruit. Spicy and tight on the palate, but super polished, racy and refined. Medium-to full-bodied red with beautiful tannin tension and expressive, floral notes in the finish. Exemplary and authentic! So delicious now. Why wait?

95 pts Vinous
The 2021 Malbec Concreto from Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley was aged in concrete. Purple in the glass. It has a crisp, expressive nose of fresh plum, sour cherry and hints of blackberry, herbs, violets and lavender. Free-flowing but relaxed in the mouth, the palate leaves behind a mixture of chalk and juicy freshness before the sustained, pure fruit finish. The year suited this style perfectly.

94 pts Descorchados

As usual since the first vintage of Concreto in 2014, this is a pure and fresh expression of malbec from Zuccardi’s own vineyards, planted at an altitude of about 1,100 meters next to the Piedra Infinita winery in Paraje Altamira. Fermented in concrete with indigenous yeasts, and aged in those same concrete tanks, this malbec has sweet, ripe fruit all over it. The texture is rather smooth and creamy, and the acidity does its job of refreshing in a highly drinkable wine with great aptitude. For a barbecue.

92 pts Wine Spectator – 2022 Top 100 (#43)

A youthful, lively and expressive red, showing floral macerated cherry and plum flavors amid toasted herb and espresso bean details. Ends with minerally tannins, which are firm yet perky, and a note of baker’s chocolate. Best after 2024.

Winemaker Notes

Originating in the alluvial fan of the Tunuyán river, in its upper area. For this wine, exclusively the most stony soils of the estate are selected, in which the stone is found at a very shallow depth and with abundant coverage of calcareous material.

Very particular vintage, characterized by limited yields and by the high speed of maturity, which made it one of the fastest and most challenging that we remember. Grapes from all areas and varieties arrived at the winery with unbeatable health and high quality. The wines generally show excellent aromatic complexity and a lot of juiciness, texture and structure in the mouth.

Fermentation in concrete amphorae, with native yeasts. The whole of the grape ferments with a whole bunch. Aging in concrete vessels

 

Red color with violet hues. It expresses a great herbal character with notes of red fruits. In the mouth is long and with a distinctive mineral texture. A wine of great structure and acidity

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