Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal 2018 3 x 75cl

Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal 2018 3 x 75cl

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3 x 75cl * 14% ABV * Uco Valley, Argentina

Zuccardi's Finca range comprises five "pure mountain wines" that express the identity of a specific site. In this case, the estate uses just short of 40 different components to make this wine from a small plot of just 0.78ha from the west side of the Piedra Infinita vineyard, which has unique alluvial soil with limestone covered rocks from the surface down; "supercalcáreo" (super limestone).

2018 was a cold and dry vintage, which resulted in very healthy grapes and wines of elegance, finesse, and exceptional quality. The wine underwent manual grape selection, fermentation in non-epoxy lined concrete tanks using native yeasts, and ageing in used 500ltr, old oak barrels.

There is a strong iron note in the 2018 Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal, a Malbec from a small plot within Piedra Infinita, usually the first plot to be harvested within Piedra Infinita. It’s an extreme plot, very shallow and with pure stone and a strong character. They found this plot in search for “cal,” pure limestone, so they want a strong sensation of chalk in the wine here. This is austere, and I think it’s more precise than in previous vintages.” 

98 points | Luis Gutierrez for Robert Parker Wine Advocate, March 2021

Rich, exotic aromas of rich berries and peaches with some flowers and hints of walnuts, following through to a full body with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Pretty, fine and dusty tannins. Juicy finish.”

97 points | James Suckling, April 2021