Deep, dark Malbec reigns supreme in Argentina, and it doesn’t get much better than the Zuccardi family’s Mendoza vineyards. But for the last 15 years, this family have gotten serious about innovation and experimenting with different grapes – and as you’ll taste, the results are really delicious.
At the helm in the winery is Sebastián Zuccardi – named Winemaker of the Year 2016 by Master of Wine, Tim Atkin. His energy and commitment have also earned him recognition from Decanter as one of the five most influential people in Argentine wine. Sebastián’s marriage of Malbec and Tempranillo (great grape of Spain’s Rioja) proves he’s earned his impressive reputation.
Wine show judges and international critics agree. Over the years, this inventive blend has won kudos (golds galore) from tough competitions all over the world.
Taste for yourself how Malbec’s dark richness is balanced deliciously by Tempranillo’s juicy, red-fruited charm – look for mouthfuls of fresh, spiced-red fruit (strawberries, mulberry, cherry), dark chocolate notes and a long, intense finish. At home in Argentina, locals might serve this rich red with a plate of juicy, barbecued meat (big boss José Zuccardi, Sebastián's dad, is quite the grill master). If you’re ever at the estate for a visit, though, they’ll likely serve you their famous beef empanadas. You could also take a cue from Tempranillo’s Spanish roots and try herbed lamb.
Just don’t take too long debating what you’ll have for dinner – we’ve only so many cases of Alambrado to go around. Order today!