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Some years before 1950, engineer Alberto ‘Tito’ Zuccardi arrived in Mendoza from Tucumán, the small province in northwest Argentina where his Italian grandparents had settled many years before. He began experimenting with new irrigation systems because, back then as is the case today, water management is strategic due to its scarcity. In 1963 he planted a vineyard in the Maipú region, aiming to show other neighbouring farmers how his irrigation system worked – and accidentally founded a vineyard.
Today Zuccardi is led by Sebastián Zuccardi. Following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, Sebastián’s aim is to create wines of great purity, firmly rooted in the terroirs of the Uco Valley, in the shadow of the Andes Mountains. The family makes wines that express their origin, the essence of their soils and the extreme climate conditions of the vineyards in the heart of every glass.
The Apelacion Wines do exactly what you would expect: highlight vineyards which express Argentina’s most representative grape varieties in the best way possible – while still lying somewhere in the foothills of the Andes.
Like all good Cabernet Francs, this has firm tannins; great fresh fruit aromas with lush acidity and a long finish. It can be consumed now but will age beautifully for several years.
From selected vineyards in the Uco Valley, this was fermented with native yeasts in concrete vats filled by gravity. Complete malolactic fermentation and then aged in 2500l wooden foudres. These huge oak barrels give a very light oak note, suitable to a wine of this delicacy.