Zuccardi Malbec &

Zuccardi Malbec 'Paraje Altamira Concreto' 2019
(Valle de Uco, Mendoza) - [WA 95] [JS 95] [VM 94]

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WA95 JS95 VM94
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Notes from the Winemaker:

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.

100% Malbec

Ratings & Reviews:

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2019 Concreto Malbec was produced with a selection of very stony soils, while the Polígonos is more of a village blend. They ferment with 100% full clusters but avoid the carbonic maceration, looking for the expression of very early-harvested grapes and looking for texture. This is very precise and balanced, pure, not overripe but textured. They like a faint note of blood and iron, and it's austere and serious. They do a short maceration to avoid extraction and to show the (mineral) backbone of the wine. 45,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2020. Drink 2021-2024." -LG (31st Mar 2021)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Lots of blackberry and blueberry character with stone and dried mint. It’s fermented with skins in concrete and aged there for eight months. This no-wood red is a joy. Drink now." - (Oct 2020)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
Concreto is a declaration of intent: “This wine encourages me to accelerate the process we’re already committed to,” said Sebastián Zuccardi. Unaged, this Malbec from Paraje Altamira was fermented in whole bunches and has become appreciably more precise in recent years. Intense purple in color. The nose offers raspberry, blackberry, fresh plum and black olive with hints of violet. The tightly packed, restrained, chalky palate offers firm tannic bones and energy. Bloody and elemental; the concentration is somehow maintained even though the wine feels light and flavorful on the tongue." - Joaquin Hildago (Feb 2020)