Wednesday, 18 July 2012

TN : Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Familia Zuccardi, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine had a sticker onit stating "90 PTS RP) which I suppose refers to Robert Parker. The winemaker was Ruben Ruffo.The grapes for this wine come from the La Consulta y Tupungato vineyards in Mendoza. All of the grapes for this wine were handpicked grapes in plastic boxes during the last week of March and first week of April 2007. Alcoholic fermentation was  in stainless steel tanks with delestage and pigeage at a temperature between 25 and 27 degrees. Followed by Maceration on skins for 20 days. The wine was then aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels; first use, medium toasted. There is 6.30 grammes per litre total acidity and 2.50 grammes per litre of residual sugar in the wines.

Colour : Blackcurrant/red

Aroma : Blackcurrant, cherry, black tea

Taste : Blackcurrant, cherry, coffee, black tea, smooth tannic finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 19,99 Euro (Wein & Co, Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria)

Mark : B

Website : Zuccardi Wines

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