Situated in Mendoza, the Zuccardi estate is renowned for producing some of the finest Argentinian wines. Sebastián Zuccardi embodies the third generation of winemakers on this family estate. The estate’s 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 comprising over 200 hectares of vines. Rooted at the foot of the Andes Mountains, Zuccardi’s wines reflect the richness of the terroirs of the Uco Valley.
Born into a visionary and forward-looking family, Sebastián Zuccardi created a Research and Development department in 2008 dedicated to optimising the vineyard's practices. In 2016, he inaugurated a cellar with uniquely shaped vats and amphorae, the result of many years of research into how to make wine in the most natural way possible, while limiting human intervention, in order to preserve the characteristics of each vineyard and to enhance their expression during the winemaking process.
Recognised as one of the best winemakers in South America, Sebastián Zuccardi produces wines that are worshipped by connoisseurs and praised by critics.
Voted as the best vineyard in South America in 2019 and 2020, the Zuccardi family estate was named the world's best vineyard in 2020.
Zuccardi's Altamira Malbec 2017 stems from a selection of the best soils of alluvial origin in Paraje Altamira, an exceptional terroir in the Uco Valley. Planted on stony soil covered with calcium carbonate, the vineyards produce refined and aromatic wines.
Vinification and ageing
The juice is drained by gravity-flow. Fermentation is carried out in concrete tanks with wild yeasts, followed by ageing in barrels and concrete tanks. The wine is bottled without filtration.