The Wine Of The Week – Zuccardi Q Tempranillo

 

Zuccardi Q Tempranillo

Zuccardi Q – Santa Rosa, Mendoza, Argentina

This 100-per-cent tempranillo grown at 620 metres opens with an impressive cherry/spiced plum nose. Grapes were manually destemmed and softly crushed. Fermented with selected yeast with daily pigeage and delestage. Long skin maceration after fermentation. Complete malolactic fermentation in barrels. Maturation in French and American medium toasted oak barrels for 1 year. Stored for one year in the bottle before launching.
Bright ruby red color. On the nose offers ripe fruits such as figs, prunes, cherries, integrated aromas of vanilla, coconut, snuff and smoky notes. intense entry in the mouth with soft and round tannins. Well developed with a good structure and a long finish.

Shelf Price: $21 to $22 + tax.

Available at EverythingWine stores and Liquor Express Six Mile Liquor store.

Wine Score

wine tastingGood, flavourful, and pleasant to drink. Aww… yes, you’ll have money left in your wallet.

 

Tempranillo grapeTempranillo Grape

The Tempranillo is the signature black grape variety native to Spain. This thick-skinned grapes are pressed to produce dark, light to full-bodied, and long-lived wines, which unlike other Spanish wines are not so alcoholic. They have a juicy flavour with a light raspberry touch and are usually relatively low in sharpeness, and light. Tempranillo is often mixed with sharper and daintier types of vines.