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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.
The grapes for the Apelacion Chardonnay come from Tupungato vineyards in the Uco Valley. They offer minerality and great character to a wine full of citrus fruits and vanilla notes. Fermented in concrete and used oak barrels with native yeasts. Ageing is “sur lie” without malolactic fermentation.