Marks and reviews
Located in Mendoza, the Zuccardi family has become one of Argentina's most renowned estates over the generations, and this expansion can be attributed to a central figure in the family: José Alberto Zuccardi. A true visionary, he shook things up to make his dream come true: to reveal the beauty of his country's wines to the world. His gamble paid off: now at the head of more than 200 hectares, this true legend of Argentinian wines has succeeded in propelling the family estate into the ranks of the most prestigious in the southern hemisphere. His prodigious creations are not only recognised by the world's greatest Malbec connoisseurs, but also adulated by the most eminent critics.
Finca Piedra Infinita Gravascal Malbec 2019 has been rated 100/100 by Tim Atkin, a first in the history of South American wines.
This wine is produced in the heart of the sumptuous Valle de Uco: majestic mountains, verdant valleys and sublime rivers winding through the vineyards, it is in this idyllic setting, at the foot of the Andes mountain range, that the estate thrives.
This cuvée comes from soil formed by the accumulation of sediments from the Tunuyán river, a mosaic of terroirs mainly made up of limestone. The best plots were selected, in particular those with a sandy, silty layer between 20 and 60 centimetres thick.
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes are carefully harvested by hand, each bunch chosen for its quality. The must is transported to the vats by gravity, a gentle method that preserves the integrity of the grapes and limits oxidisation. Fermentation takes place in concrete vats, under the influence of indigenous yeasts to bring out the authentic expression of the terroir. Finally, the wine is also aged in concrete vats, giving it remarkable complexity and finesse.
This wine reveals intense red fruit notes mixed with delicate floral nuances. With a strong structure, it reveals slightly chalky notes and harmoniously blends tension, acidity and freshness.