2020 Zuccardi Chardonnay Q

Year: 2020
Appellation: Tupungato, Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Advocate: 91
James Suckling: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$14.95

"There's a little more ripeness in the 2020 Q Chardonnay, which comes from a warmer vintage. It has aromas of yellow fruit and a rounder mouthfeel, still serious and austere but a little gentler and more approachable when compared with the surprising 2019. It still has moderate alcohol and very good freshness. 70,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2020.

Aluvional is Zuccardi's village range, Altamira is the "paraje" or zone/quarter within the village, something larger than a vineyard, and then there is the single-vineyard range, being more precise in the origin of the grape as you go up in the hierarchy, a little in the Burgundy style. But in the single-vineyard Finca Piedra Infinita, they also have plots, Supercal and Gravascal, like the lieux-dits in a crus. They even use "lugar dicho," which is the Spanish translation for "lieu-dit."

2017 was a warmer year and they harvested very quickly and were guided by the soil differentiation. Some wines can be as fresh as in 2018! 2018 is closed, a young vintage with a sharp and austere profile." (WA)

"Sliced apple, apricot, lemon zest and chamomile on the nose. Hints of white pepper,too. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a fresh, mineral finish. Drink now." (JS)