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Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2022

Tasting Notes

Winery: Zuccardi
Varietal: Chardonnay
SKU: ZUCQCHA2022 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2022

$18.99

Awards/Reviews

92 pts Wine Advocate Nov 2022
The 2022 Q Chardonnay is one of the pillars of this range from selected villages in the Valle de Uco, here El Peral and Gualtallary (explained on the back label). This is where the wines get serious; they go beyond fruit and juiciness to look for more complexity and more sense of place through selecting the places. This fermented in concrete and used 500-liter barrels (50% each) where it matured for some six months, but there’s no oak here; there’s purity, nuance and complexity, freshness (no malolactic and no bâtonnage) and a fine texture with chalky tannins. It has 13.5% alcohol and full development of flavors and aromas but with freshness and tension.

92 pts Vinous July 2023
The 2022 Chardonnay Zuccardi Q hails from multiple vineyards in the Uco Valley. Half of the blend was aged in 500L used barrels, while the other half was aged in concrete vats. Yellow with a greenish sheen. The aromatic profile offers alluring green apple, pear, ginger, and herbal notes against an oaky backdrop. It’s both tart and creamy on the palate, with a lively, taut profile due to the malic acidity before the long, fruity finish. A deliciously rich Chardonnay from high-altitude vineyards,

92 pts James Suckling March 2023
A bright, creamy chardonnay with lots of lemon zest, green apples and some wet stones. Tangy and energetic on the palate with impressive tension and freshness. Quite limey and focused in the finish. Deliciously saline. 50% fermented in 500-Liter barrels and 50% concrete tanks. Fruit from Gualtallary and El Peral. Drink now.

Winemaker Notes

Zuccardi Q is special for the family, as it was the first wine to bear our name on the label. The simple letter ‘Q’ – Quality – indicates vineyards and parcels that have been carefully selected. Zuccardi Q is a “Regional Wine”. It is an assemblage of grapes from selected vineyards, from the best regions of Mendoza. Each plot is harvested separately and at different times, in order to achieve the best varietal expression in each place.

The 2022 vintage was fresh and well balanced. The particular combination of intense sunlight with low temperatures allowed the vine to ripen steadily and keep its natural acidity intact. These conditions gave rise to elegant, fine and complex wines, with a great balance between juiciness and freshness.

Direct pressing. Fermentation with native yeasts. 50% of the wine was fermented and aged in used, untoasted French oak barrels of 500 liters. The remaining 50% was fermented and aged in concrete vessels. Without malolactic fermentation.

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