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Cara Sur Tinto (Bonarda)

CARA040
This Tinto is actually 100% Bonarda grown at 1,500 metres above sea level at the Maggio Estate vineyard in Calingasta where the vines are more than 50 years old. One of Sebastian Zuccardi's projects Cara Sur means South Face and refers to the treacherous mountain-scape that overlooks the vineyards.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
N/A
ABV:
10.1%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Argentina
Sub Region:
Valle de Calingasta
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£29.99
 

Familia Zuccardi

Familia Zuccardi is a family company founded in 1963 by Engineer Alberto Zuccardi. He began planting vines in Maipú (a province of Mendoza), experimenting with an irrigation system of his own creation based on a method used in California. Zuccardi wines expresses the essence of the soils and the extreme climate conditions and altitude in which the vineyards are planted. Forty five years after the starting point of this path, there are now three generations joined by a passion for wine. The growth and development of the Zuccardi range was lead by Sebastián Zuccardi, who has commited to elaborate wines with unique identity through the exploration of the terroir in the Uco Valley. In September 2007, the prestigious magazine DECANTER acknowledged José Alberto and Sebastián Zuccardi as being among the five most influential personalities of Argentine Wine.

Tasting Notes

The wine is almost black in appearance. The nose has dense meaty notes, almost like Bovril then gives way to a wave of herbaceousness and sweet black fruits. Muscular in texture this is a chewy, rich red wine with fantastic concentration and amazing length.

Food Matches

Bonarda is a very diverse food pairing wine. It will match well with chicken, beef, pork, and even a more steak-like fish (think: grilled salmon steaks with hoisin BBQ). Because of its subtle brown spice flavors, it will also do wonders with flavors from the South Pacific (think: pineapple, mango, teriyaki, etc.)