Vineyard Location: San Pablo Estate Vineyard, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Altitude: 1,300 meters above sea level
Aging: 14 months in new French and American oak barrels
Color: Intense violet color typical of Argentine Malbec
Aromas: Concentrated nose of raspberries, violets, blackberries, and of sweet spices
Flavor: Soft and sweet mouthfeel with ripe and velvety tannins
Zolo is produced at one of the most technologically advanced wineries in Argentina. Zolo selects grapes from estate vineyards throughout different key regions of Mendoza. Located at various altitudes, each of these terroirs provides a different expression of fruit and varietal concentration. The winemakers are Fabian Valenzuela and Jean Claude Berrouet (former Petrus winemaker), the vineyard manager is Carlos Correas, and the President and owner is Patricia Ortiz.
The purpose of the winery’s Zolo classic line is to create a family of fruit-forward, great value wines, which can be enjoyed with a wide range of food or by themselves. The Zolo Reserves, with their ultra-high concentration, long ageing in new French oak, and aromatic complexity are made for those special occasions when one needs a wine to “blow your hat off.”
Zolo has been a leading Argentine brand since 2004, and is estate-grown & sustainably-farmed.
Nicely aged ~ very little oakiness and highly tannic. Bursting with berry, cassis, and a spicy finish. Somewhat sweet on the nose.