Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita 2017
El Valle del Uco es el lugar del que procede la Malbec con la que se elabora este tinto, y se encuentra ubicado a 1.100 metros de altitud sobre el nivel del mar. Se elabora utilizando piletas de hormigón troncocónicas durante la fermentación; una parte del vino se cría en estos mismos depósitos y otra en barrica. Muy frutal, con marcado carácter mineral. En su anterior añada, logró alcanzar el olimpo de los 100 Parker.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
They use some specific soils for the 2017 Finca Piedra Infinita, up to eight different plots, but not all plots contribute to the wine every vintage; in general, the zones with 20 to 60 centimeters of soil and then large stones with calcium carbonate are reflected in the wines. So, they deconstruct the vineyard, and then they build the blend with the plots they like for each wine, up to eight here but only a specific one for the Supercal and Gravascal. There's a little more ripeness and exuberance here within the general austerity of the whole Piedra Infinita range, especially when compared with the 2018s. They harvested 15 to 20 days earlier than in 2018 (or in 2016) and they had to run, but the separation they have by soil helped them to harvest earlier the earlier-ripening parts of the vineyard. That gave them a great advantage and they produced very good 2017s, but the condition of the year, a shorter cycle and a more hurried year was what it was. This 2017 is not as long as the 2018, and there is a strong chalkiness in the finish. 7,300 bottles were filled in August 2018.
This is very intense with blackberry and blueberry character, as well as hot stones and granite. Full body. Chewy tannins fan out across the palate. A serious, powerful wine. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Impressive. Try in 2025.