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Located in Mendoza, the Zuccardi estate is recognised as one of the great wine producing estates in Argentina. Sebastián Zuccardi is the third generation of winemakers at this family estate, which was founded in 1963 when his grandfather planted the first hectares of vines in Maipú. Since January 2000, Sebastián Zuccardi has been at the head of a vineyard of more than 200 hectares at the foot of the Andes, whose wines reflect the richness of the terroirs of the Uco Valley.
Coming from a visionary and forward-looking family, Sebastián Zuccardi created a research and development unit in 2008 dedicated to optimising practices in the vineyard. In 2016, he inaugurated a new winery using uniquely-shaped vats and amphorae - the result of many years of research into how to work the juice in the most natural way possible, while limiting human intervention. All with the aim of preserving the characteristics of each vineyard and enhancing their expression during the winemaking process.
Recognised as one of South America's best winemakers, Sebastián Zuccardi produces Argentinian wines revered by connoisseurs and praised by critics.
Voted in 2019 and 2020 as the best vineyard in South America, the Zuccardi family estate was voted in 2020 as the best vineyard in the world.
The grapes used for production come from Paraje Altamira, a great wine-growing area in Mendoza.
The vineyard is planted on a soil composed of stones covered with calcium carbonate.
Made from a meticulous selection of vineyards located near the Andes, this Aluvional Altamira Malbec 2015 from the Zuccardi Family expresses with authenticity the variation of the landscapes, terroirs, soils and the passion of the people working on these vineyards of the Uco Valley.
The 2015 vintage had a warm winter and significant rainfall during the summer season.
Winemaking and ageing
The juice was drained by gravity. Fermentation was carried out in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts, followed by ageing in barrels and concrete tanks.
The wine was bottled without filtration.
This Aluvional Altamira Malbec 2015 from the Zuccardi family is 100% Malbec.