Familia Zuccardi Poligonos Verdejo del Valle de Uco San Pablo 2020

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Alcohol: 13%

Grape(s): Verdejo

Localization: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Tasting Notes: This has a gentle yet persuasive personality with real refinement and understated elegance. Beautifully dovetailed tropical fruit is intermingled with crisp acidity and terrific chalky minerality.

Food pairing: Matching with simply prepared shellfish is best.

The Domain: A few years before 1950, Ing. Alberto Zuccardi reaches Mendoza from his homeland in Tucuman where their great-grandparents had settled upon arriving in the Italian region of AveIino. In 1963, Alberto implanted a vineyard in the region of Maipu not knowing that it would begin the great passion of his life, the wine industry. In 1990, his son, Jose Alberto Zuccardi, assumed the company's General Director.

In 2005, Sebastian Zuccardi, the third generation of the family, lead the development of the new stage of the wines of the winery expansion into the Uco Valley. On his initiative, since 2008 the winery has an area of Research and Development dedicated to the study of the terroir and the different variables that affect wine production. In 2013 the construction of the new Zuccardi winery in the Uco Valley began. It opened in March 2016 with the premise of producing wines with identity, through the continuous exploration of the different terroirs of the Uco Valley.

The Zuccardi family’s approach to sustainability starts with the environment and people before any product. They’re dedicated to producing the highest quality wines through sustainable practices such as a focus on nurturing biodiversity, organic farming, efficient irrigation practices, composting, water treatment, comprehensive waste and recycling efforts, and the use of solar energy. The winery itself is designed to be naturally energy efficient by maximizing natural light and minimizing electricity consumption. Its concrete walls fulfill the function of a thermal insulator, the movements of liquid are caused by gravity and the concrete-designed vessels allow for a natural control of the temperature of the wine. As a third-generation family-owned winery, the Zuccardi’s take seriously their responsibility to protect the environment, support the land, and the farmers and uplift the local community. By building schools, offering free education, fostering equality, banning child labor, and subsidizing health care, they’re not only elevating their wines and the Uco Valley as a world-class wine region but also giving the people who have contributed to their success a path forward and upward mobility for their own families.