Zorzal


Zorzal is a young, boutique winery that began in 2007 by the Michelini brothers, Gerardo, Matias, and Juan Pablo (the winemaker) along with a group of Canadian investors, with it’s first vintage being 2008. The winery and vineyards are located in the subregion of the Uco Valley called Gualtallary, outside the town of Tupungato, at approximately 4500 feet above sea level, making it the highest winery in Mendoza. The estate consists of 70 hectares on a unique blend of sand, stones, and limestone and is planted to multiple varietals including Malbec, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, as well as a few others. The grapes are all hand harvested and the vision is to have a light hand in the winemaking to let the fruit and terroir shine. The winery practices organic methods in the vineyards and uses only indigenous yeast in the wine making process. Zorzal tends to pick it’s grapes a little earlier (greener) than most in Mendoza to retain freshness and acidity in their wines instead of the overblown ripeness that is too often seen. They are already considered to be a rising star in Argentina with their focused wines and enticing expression of multiple varietals above and beyond their stunning Malbecs.

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TERROIR UNICO MALBEC 2015

Terroir Unico Malbec 2015

This hand harvested, single vineyard, from Gualtallary is 100% Malbec. The wine predominantly shows notes of coffee, blueberry, and chocolate with secondary notes of licorice, black cherry, cinnamon, baking spices, and sage. The complexity of the wine extends into the palate by being big and bold without being flabby, with smooth tannins and light acidity. The wine finishes extremely strong with plum, cassis, doughnut cake, and fine silky tannins. A wine that out delivers it’s price by tenfold!

TERROIR UNICO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015

Terroir Unico Sauvignon Blanc 2015

This hand harvested, single vineyard from Gualtallary is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and is completely un-oaked which creates a crisp and balanced wine with passion fruit shining through. Notes of orange blossom and Jasmine with under currents of lime hit the nose that leads into a bright,balanced, yet rich mouthfeel with great minerality, crushed rock, and chalky components. An amazing long finish of citrus, passion fruit, and a flinty character lingers.

TERROIR UNICO PINOT NOIR 2014

Terroir Unico Pinot Noir 2014

This hand harvested, single vineyard from Gualtallary is 100% Pinot Noir and is completely un-oaked to let the fruit driven quality of the wine shine. Bright red fruits, predominantly raspberry, jump out of the glass with gamey notes, cola, dried leaves, and forest floor. The mouthfeel is rich, soft, and supple with light tannin and medium acidity. The chalky soil comes through in the long finish, great with or without food.

TERROIR UNICO CHARDONNAY 2013

Terroir Unico Chardonnay 2013

This hand harvested, single vineyard from Gualtallary is 100% Chardonnay and is unoaked which lets the true characteristics of the varietal and terroir shine. This nicely balanced and complex wine shows melon, fresh whipped cream, beeswax, mace, and golden apples on the nose that lead to almond paste, hazelnut, and tropical fruits on the minerally driven palate. A persistent finish with a round mouthfeel balanced by an enticing acidity.

TERROIR UNICO PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2015

Terroir Unico Pinot Noir Rosé 2015

This 100% direct press pinot noir rosé is from a limestone rich vineyard located high up in the Uco Valley in Gualtallary. The pale pink wine is crisp and vibrant with notes of strawberry, raspberry, and fresh cut watermelon that is held up by a mineral backbone. The finish is refreshing with hints of ripe fig, tangerine, and crushed wet rock.

TERROIR UNICO CABERNET FRANC 2015

Terroir Unico Cabernet Franc 2015

This hand harvested, single vineyard from Gualtallary is 100% Cabernet Franc and is completely un-oaked to let the fruit driven quality of the wine shine. Bright red fruits, predominantly baked raspberry, jump out of the glass with notes of mushroom, cola nut, and red flowers. The mouthfeel is rich and smooth with light tannin, medium acidity, and a little tension. The chalky soil comes through in the long finish, great with or without food.

GRAN TERROIR MALBEC 2013

Gran Terroir Malbec 2013

This hand harvested, single vineyard, from Gualtallary is 100% Malbec and spends 12 months in French oak barrels. A large nose of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, and smoky tobacco leads to a big and bold palate of fig newtons, dry leaves, dark chocolate, and powdered sugar. The finish lasts with big, smooth tannins and fruit galore.

GRAN TERROIR PINOT NOIR 2014

Gran Terroir Pinot Noir 2014

This hand harvested, single vineyard, from Gualtallary is 100% PInot Noir and spends 12 months in French oak barrels. Notes of strawberry, cherry, mushroom, baking spices, and clove are lifted from the glass. This leads into powdered white sugar, vanilla, blackberry, and cinnamon notes on the palate with smooth tannins and medium acidity. A long finish persists with caramel red apple, tobacco, and cola qualities.

EGGO TINTO DE TIZA 2014

EGGO Tinto de Tiza 2014

This hand harvested, single vineyard wine from Gualtallary is a blend of 92% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique wine is completely fermented and aged in a large concrete egg and sees no oak. It is a dense, dark purple color with rich fruit flavors of blueberry and boysenberry, lilac and wet rain bounce on the nose, and has a strong mineral undertone of crushed wet rock and chalk. Eggo is the perfect combination of a chalky, terroir driven wine, with vibrant fruit and a long smooth finish.

EGGO BLANC DE CAL 2015

EGGO Blanc de Cal 2015

This 100% hand harvested Sauvignon Blanc is from a single vineyard in Gualtallary, inside the UCO valley. The nose shows red grapefruit, ripe honeydew melon, orange peel, and lime notes that leads into flint, chalk, wet crushed stone, and a fleshy and round mouthfeel. The wine has a soft and elegant finish that just won’t stop.

EGGO FILOSO 2014

EGGO Filoso 2014

This 100% hand harvested Pinot Noir is from a single vineyard in Gualtallary, inside the UCO valley. The nose shows cranberry, cherry luden, black pepper, and macerated cherries that leads to earth tones of crushed leaves, turned forest floors, with a lifted and vibrant mid-palate. The light,fine tannins embrace the cherry driven fruits and cola notes, that leads to a smooth finish. Balanced acid makes this a great food wine.

EGGO FRANCO 2015

EGGO Franco 2015

This hand harvested, single vineyard wine from Gualtallary is composed of 100% hand harvested Cabernet Franc,. This unique wine is completely fermented and aged in a large concrete egg and sees no oak. This subtle and nuanced wine shows soft plush tannins with raspberries, ripe black currant and an underlying chalk driven finish. Fresh wet soil, hazel nuts, figs, and savory spice dominate this barnyard and earth driven wine. The Eggo wines showcase the perfect combination of a chalky, terroir driven wine, with vibrant fruit and a long smooth finish.

PORFIADO 2010

Zorzal Porfiado 2010

This hand harvested, 100% Pinot Noir is from two separate sections of a single vineyard in Gualtallary. A ripe, fresh and very pretty nose features notes of violets, raspberries, strawberries and earth that are highlighted by a vibrant chalk and graphite component. There is good balance to the delicious and energetic flavors with subtle, smooth tannins which linger with impressive authority and length. Only four barrels produced!