Zuccardi Chardonnay Uco Valley San Pablo Fósil 2019

Chardonnay from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
V 95
JS 95
DE 95
TA 94
13.5% ABV
Item # 703078

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750ml
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95 points Joaquín Gidalgo (Vinous): "[$60 list] A Chardonnay from San Pablo, Uco Valley, made with direct pressing and fermented with native yeasts in concrete eggs and 500 liters French barrels with no must. A yellowy-green in the glass, the nose contains aromas of country herbs, resin, apple, pears, peas and a hint of cardamom. Complex and intriguing, the 2019 Fósil Zuccardi has a powerful texture in the mouth and sustained flavor with heightened but contained freshness that comes in with a kick at the end. This white, Sebastian Zuccardi's best, is influenced by the wines of Burgundy. Drink: 2020-2029. (Jun 2020)"

95 points James Suckling: "This mostly concrete-produced chardonnay shows freshness and complexity with dried apple, stone and lemon rind. Honeysuckle, too. Lovely creaminess. Undertone of salt. No malo. Tangy and intense. One for the cellar. Drink now or hold. (4/2/20)"

95 points Decanter: "The cold climates of the Uco Valley have redefined Mendozan Chardonnay and Fósil is a good example of why. Created by Sebastián Zuccardi with grapes from the San Pablo GI (1,400m) it is mostly aged in concrete (30% in used barrels) and is a vivid colour in the glass, with aromas of green apple, citrus and white flowers. In the mouth it presents exhilaratingly vivacious acidity – perfect for accompanying oysters or grilled fish. Drinking Window: 2020-2028. (Oct 2020)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Rapidly established as one of Argentina’s top Chardonnays - it was only planted in 2011 - this pale, refined, lightly wooded white is made with grapes from three types of soil. Sappy, taut and chalky, it has just a hint of wood spice and a core of citrus and orange peel flavours complemented by creamy lees. 2020-25."
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95 points Joaquín Gidalgo (Vinous): "[$60 list] A Chardonnay from San Pablo, Uco Valley, made with direct pressing and fermented with native yeasts in concrete eggs and 500 liters French barrels with no must. A yellowy-green in the glass, the nose contains aromas of country herbs, resin, apple, pears, peas and a hint of cardamom. Complex and intriguing, the 2019 Fósil Zuccardi has a powerful texture in the mouth and sustained flavor with heightened but contained freshness that comes in with a kick at the end. This white, Sebastian Zuccardi's best, is influenced by the wines of Burgundy. Drink: 2020-2029. (Jun 2020)"

95 points James Suckling: "This mostly concrete-produced chardonnay shows freshness and complexity with dried apple, stone and lemon rind. Honeysuckle, too. Lovely creaminess. Undertone of salt. No malo. Tangy and intense. One for the cellar. Drink now or hold. (4/2/20)"

95 points Decanter: "The cold climates of the Uco Valley have redefined Mendozan Chardonnay and Fósil is a good example of why. Created by Sebastián Zuccardi with grapes from the San Pablo GI (1,400m) it is mostly aged in concrete (30% in used barrels) and is a vivid colour in the glass, with aromas of green apple, citrus and white flowers. In the mouth it presents exhilaratingly vivacious acidity – perfect for accompanying oysters or grilled fish. Drinking Window: 2020-2028. (Oct 2020)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Rapidly established as one of Argentina’s top Chardonnays - it was only planted in 2011 - this pale, refined, lightly wooded white is made with grapes from three types of soil. Sappy, taut and chalky, it has just a hint of wood spice and a core of citrus and orange peel flavours complemented by creamy lees. 2020-25."
Product SKU 703078
Producer Zuccardi
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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