Zorzal, Eggo, Gualtallary, 
Uco Valley 2012



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Fermented and aged for a year in egg-shaped concrete tanks, this is a pure expression of Gualtallary, showcasing the chalky soils of the region, pungent acidity and a knife-like structure. Acidity plays a central role, adding luminosity to the extra refreshing red fruit flavours. A wine with a real sense of place.
Price: £20-£30 Coe Vintners, Dvine Cellars, Field & Fawcett, Hawkshead, House of Townend, Slurp
Drink 2015-2020
Alc 14%