Located in Mendoza, the Zuccardi estate is reputed as an estate which produces great wines in Argentina. Sebastián Zuccardi represents the third generation of winegrowers on this family estate, whose history began 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 covering more than 200 hectares at the foot of the Andes Mountains, which wines reflect the richness of the terroirs in the Uco Valley wine region.
Carrying on the legacy of a visionary and future-facing family, in 2008, Sebastián Zuccardi introduced a Research & Development department, dedicated to improving vineyard practices. In 2016, he inaugurated a new cellar, outfitted with vats and amphorae of different shapes and sizes. The latter were introduced after many long years of research aimed at determining ways to limit human intervention, to preserve and amplify the unique natural characteristics of each vineyard.
Reputed as one of the best winegrowers in South America, Sebastián Zuccardi produces wines that are adored by connoisseurs and highly praised by critics.
The Zuccardi family estate was voted as the "Best Vineyard in South America" in 2019 and 2020, as well as "World’s Best Vineyard" in 2020.
The grapes used to produce this Fosil Chardonnay 2020 by the Zuccardi family are made in the viticultural area of San Pablo. Planted at just 300 metres away from the Andes, this white wine’s terroir of origin brings together a cold climate, limstone soils and breezes which come from one of the highest zones in the Uco Valley.
The 2020 vintage is marked by limited yields, as well as quick and particularly early berry ripening. The harvested berries are of an excellent quality, giving rise to indulgent and structured wines and unveiling a beautiful aromatic complexity.
Winemaking and ageing
The harvested grapes are subject to a rigorous selection before gravity-fed vatting. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. No malolactic fermentation. 70% of the wines are exclusively aged in vats and 30% are aged in French oak barrels.
Fosil Chardonnay 2020 by Zuccardi is 100% Chardonnay.