2020 Zuccardi Poligonos Altamira Malbec

  • "A Malbec With a Powerful Sense of Place" ~95 Descorchados
  • 92 Point Vintage ~Wine Spectator
  • Zuccardi is the Pinnacle of Quality Wines in Argentina
  • The Best Vineyard in the World 3 Years in a Row
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About the Wine 

This wine comes from Finca Piedra Infinita located in the Paraje de Altamira in La Consulta, where the Zuccardi family is a pioneer; they arrived when there were no other vines planted. Little by little, they have shown through their wines the greatness of Altamira’s terroir. Sebastian Zuccardi says: “We got there by intuition, driven by the landscape. Cultivating this vineyard implies studying, working, and knowing each row, each stone. Exploring its enormous diversity to be able to interpret it through wine. An authentic mountain wine ”. 

The surname Zuccardi has a well-deserved reputation in the wine industry worldwide. This family is not only responsible for producing some of the best Argentinian wines, but they also have the best wine tourism experience in the entire world: For the third consecutive year, Zuccardi Valle de Uco has been named "The Best Vineyard in the World" by the recognized magazine and digital media company, William Reed Business Medi.

This family business founded by engineer Alberto Zuccardi in 1963, has 6 different estates strategically placed in some of the best wine-growing areas of Mendoza. Today, it is directed by Sebastián Zuccardi, Alberto's grandson. 

Sebastián is a visionary and innovative agronomist and winemaker who has made great strides and improvements since he took over the winery. Among other important achievements, he started and promoted a department of ​​research and development that studies the terroir of the region, in order to better understand the land and improve the quality of their wines. Sebastian says: "We don’t look for perfect wines, but those that express the place, the region”.

The winery was built in 2013 and is a tribute to the majestic Andes mountains that surround it. Zuccardi Wines is sustainable in all aspects, from the vineyard to the cellar and even the architecture, where the construction is made with natural elements from the area. The wines are vinified in basins and amphoras allowing a more natural result and with the least possible human intervention. 

Polígonos is a series of single-grape wines that truly represent the unique qualities of the towns they come from. Each town gives its name to the vineyards, creating a rich and deep connection to the local geography, climate, social, historical, and economic aspects.

Tasting Notes: 100% Malbec. 
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.


For Polígonos de Paraje Altamira, Zuccardi selects vineyards in the alluvial fan of the Tunuyán River, on sandy loam soils and gravel covered in lime. Aged in concrete vessels, without passage through barrels, this has all the austerity that one usually associates with wines from calcareous soils of the Uco Valley, the mineral aromas, which here join with flowers and ripe red fruits, the firm texture as the chalk, the deep flavors and the juicy, nervous acidity that provides tension. A Malbec with a powerful sense of place. Leave a couple of bottles to see how it evolves in 5 or 10 years. ~95 Descorchados

A deep malbec with tons of black and blueberries, hints of black pepper, oyster sauce and violets. Full-bodied and flavorful on the palate with ample, tight but caressing tannins. Powerful, concentrated and compact. Drink now or hold. ~94 James Suckling

Hints of cherry and herb emerge in the glass of this fresher, unoaked style of Malbec. It's medium-bodied, with supple tannins. Red-berry flavors blend well with spice and green notes. The finish is medium in length. ~90 Wine Enthusiast

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