Zuccardi, Aluvional, Paraje Altamira,
 Uco Valley 2012

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Aged in cement tanks and old barrels for a year, this comes from vines planted on the chalky soils of Altamira. Its tannins are tight and tense and the flavours rich in mineral tones and sweetly spiced red fruits. A true expression of the place, it will gain in charm and complexity.
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